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Titel: Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, of the King's Theatre, and Theatre Royal Drury Lane - 2 Volume Set
Autor/en: Michael Kelly
Autor/en: Michael Kelly
1. Oktober 2011 - kartoniert - 760 Seiten
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This two-volume autobiography of the famous Irish singer and composer Michael Kelly (1762-1826) was first published in 1826.
Volume 1: 1. The author's birth and parentage; 2. Departure of the author for Naples; 3. Visits to Baja, Posilipo, the Grotta del Cane, and the Capo del Monte; 4. Interview with the King and Queen of Naples; 5. Kelly's visit to Rome, with Mr. Stewart and family; 6. Return of the author to Naples; 7. Arrival of the author in the Bay of Leghorn; 8. Florence and its vicinity; 9. Arrival at Venice, where the author, disappointed of his engagement, was left friendless and pennyless; 10. Departure of the author, and Signor and Signora Benini, from Venice for Germany; 11. Procession of the Doge to St. Marc's in passion-week; 12. Introduction of the author to the Marquess and Marchioness Bevi Acqua; 13. Grand Theatre at Parma; 14. Carnival at Vienna; 15. Visit to the great Haydn, at Eisenstadt; 16. His Royal Highness the Duke of York at Vienna; 17. Palace at Luxemburgh; 18. First performance of the Nozze di Figaro; 19. The author entreats leave of the Emperor to go to England; 20. A German journey; 21. Italian opera at Stutgard; 22. Faubourg St. Germains; 23. Jack Johnstone and Mrs. Billington, in Love in a Village; 24. Fine taste of his late Majesty, in a suggestion as to the manner of performing the chorus, 'Life up your heads'; 25. Introduction to Tate Wilkinson; 26. Shakespeare's jubilee; 27. First year of George Colman the Younger's management at the Haymarket; 28. Mrs. Siddon at Calais. Volume 2: 1. First performance of the Siege of Belgrade; 2. The author's mistake in taking Sir Charles Turner for Hobler, the chorus-singer; 3. The author at Paris; 4. Paesiello's comic opera, the 'Zingari in Fiera', at the King's Theatre; 5. The Beggar's Opera prohibited in Dublin; 6. Edinburgh; 7. First performance of the Wheel of Fortune; 8. The author apprehended as a French spy at Dover; 9. Fracas at Plymouth Dock; 10. Anecdotes of Monk Lewis; 11. Mazzanti, the Italian soprano, at the performance of the Beggar's Opera Travestied; 12. Mrs. Billington's dismay at the unexpected appearance of Monsieur de Felican, her husband; 13. Difficulty of eating on the stage; 14. The King's Theatre opened by Mr. Francis Goold; 15. Tobin's Honey Moon; 16. Miss De Camp in the 'Forty Thieves'; 17. Madame Catalani dancing in a kitchen at Bangor, to the music of an old blind harper; 18. Covent Garden Theatre burnt to the ground; 19. The author's last appearance on the stage; 20. Kean's first appearance as a tragedian in 'Shylock'; 21. Arrival at Paris; 22. Death of Sheridan; 23. List of sixty-two dramatic pieces, for which Kelly composed the music; Appendix.
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