Madame Mara in Drury Lane - 18th Century

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, page 73:

I feel much pleasure in recording here an anecdote, which must prove highly gratifying to a young lady, now engaged at Drury Lane Theatre, as well as to her friends. When Miss Wilson appeared at Drury Lane Theatre, in "Artaxerxes," Mr. Elliston wished me to hear her, and give him my opinion of her. I was, at the time, too ill with the gout, to be able to attend the theatre. My old and valued friend, Madame Mara, was then in London. I wrote to her to call upon me, and requested her to go and hear Miss Wilson, to give me her true and candid opinion of her abilities, as I could not go myself; …   more >>

cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 73. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436298187284 accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane

Listeners

Madame Mara
Singing

Listening to

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Artaxerxes performed by Miss Wilson

Experience Information

Date/Time 18th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Tue, 07 Jul 2015 20:43:07 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:07:11 +0000