Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 24 October, 1786

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 72-73:

Mrs. Bland, when Miss Romanzini, first sang at Hughes's Riding School, now the Circus, in St George's Fields, in the spring of 1773 ; she then travelled with Breslau ; and made her first appearance at Drury Lane, the 24th of October, 1786, in "Richard Coeur de Lion." Her sensible manner of singing reminds me of an anecdote which Mozart once told me of the Emperor Joseph the Second, relative to himself: His Majesty, speaking of a piece of music of Mozart's, said to him, "Mozart, I like your music very much, but there are too many notes in Madame Lange's song." "Sire," replied the composer, "…   more >>

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Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 72-73. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436297889987 accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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Richard Coeur de Lion performed by Miss Romanzini, Mrs Bland

Experience Information

Date/Time 24 October, 1786
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:38:10 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:06:21 +0000