Michael Kelly in Drury Lane - 1802

from Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, pages 169-170:

Mrs. Billington had her benefit at Drury Lane, 30th April. On this occasion the
opera of "Algonah" was brought forward; the drama by Cobb, the music by myself.
The opera was successful, though, on the first representation of it, poor Mrs. Billington had a terrible fright; and no wonder, poor thing, for at the end of
the first act, who did she find sitting in her dressing-room, but her beloved
husband, Monsieur de Felican, whom she thought safe and snug at Venice, whence
she had escaped from him ; but he, good soul, was deeply in love with her English…   more >>
cite as

Michael Kelly, Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, volume 2 (London, 1826), p. 169-170. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1437164000244 accessed: 13 June, 2024

location of experience: Drury Lane


Michael Kelly
theatre manager, Composer, Singing

Listening to

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written by Michael Kelly
performed by Mrs Billington

Experience Information

Date/Time 1802
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by cathcoyne on Fri, 17 Jul 2015 21:13:20 +0100
Approved on Mon, 04 Jan 2016 23:41:36 +0000