WorldCat Identities

Kelly, Michael 1762-1826

Overview
Works: 788 works in 1,675 publications in 2 languages and 9,127 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Records and correspondence  History  Biographies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Librettos  Romantic plays  Tragedies (Drama) 
Roles: Author, Composer, Printer, Performer, Actor, Editor, Arranger, Librettist
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Most widely held works about Michael Kelly
 
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Adelgitha, or, The fruits of a single error : a tragedy, in five acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

21 editions published between 1806 and 1974 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scene is set as Otranto and the Action passes in the Year 1080
The foundling of the forest : a play, in three acts : as performed at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, with the most distinguished success by William Dimond( Book )

23 editions published between 1809 and 1996 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty thieves : a grand operatical romance, and brilliant spectacle, in two acts by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Book )

12 editions published between 1809 and 1975 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We fly by night, or, Long stories : a musical entertainment, in two acts by George Colman( Book )

12 editions published between 1806 and 1976 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelmorn, the outlaw : a romantic drama, in three acts : first performed at Drury Lane theatre, London, May 4, 1801 by M. G Lewis( Book )

19 editions published between 1801 and 1965 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adelmorn, the outlaw : a dramatic romance, in three acts : as performed at the theatres, New-York and Drury-Lane by M. G Lewis( Book )

13 editions published between 1805 and 1976 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Beard, or, Female curiosity : a dramatic romance in three acts by George Colman( Book )

17 editions published between 1802 and 1980 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illusion, or, The trances of Nourjahad : an oriental romance, in three acts by Michael Kelly( Book )

15 editions published between 1813 and 1976 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gustavus Vasa, the hero of the north : an historical opera, in three acts by William Dimond( Book )

11 editions published between 1811 and 1996 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunter of the Alps : a drama, in two acts : interspersed with music by William Dimond( Book )

17 editions published between 1804 and 1996 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinderella, or, The little glass slipper : a grand allegorical pantomimic spectacle : as performed a the Philadelphia Theatre by Michael Kelly( Book )

9 editions published between 1807 and 1977 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A house to be sold : a musical piece : in two acts : as performed at the New-York theatre by Michael Kelly( Book )

8 editions published between 1803 and 1965 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The peasant boy : an opera, in three acts : as performed by the Drury-Lane Company, at the Theatre Royal, Lyceum, with universal applause by William Dimond( Book )

8 editions published between 1811 and 1973 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forty thieves : a grand romantic drama, in two acts by Michael Kelly( Book )

5 editions published between 1808 and 1825 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal reminiscences, by O'Keefe, Kelly, and Taylor by John O'Keeffe( Book )

2 editions published in 1875 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The royal oak : an historical play, in three acts by William Dimond( Book )

5 editions published between 1812 and 1974 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One o'clock!, or, The knight and the wood-dæmon : a grand musical romance : in three acts by M. G Lewis( Book )

10 editions published between 1811 and 1975 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue Beard, a dramatic romance by George Colman( Book )

7 editions published between 1798 and 1996 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reminiscences of Michael Kelly, of the King's theatre and Theatre royal, Drury Lane, including a period of nearly half a century : with original anecdotes of many distinguished persons by Michael Kelly( Book )

6 editions published between 1826 and 2016 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Kelly (1762-1826) was an Irish singer and composer who studied music in a Naples conservatory before touring Europe and performing for royalty. His voyage to Italy began with a brush with pirates, one of whom was a childhood acquaintance. Kelly also found himself stranded penniless in Venice, spent a night in prison after a fist fight at the theatre, and had a narrow escape from revolutionary France. He is probably best remembered for creating the roles of Don Basilio and Don Curzio in the first performance, in 1786, of Le Nozze di Figaro, of which he describes the rehearsal period and reception. He later joined London's Theatre Royal as both a performer and composer and opened a music shop, which went bankrupt. These memoirs, published in 1826, provide rich first-hand insights into a key period in theatre history. Volume 2 covers Kelly's later musical and theatrical career
 
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Alternative Names
Kelly, M. 1761-1826

Kelly, M. 1762-1826

Kelly, M. (Michael), 1762-1826

Kelly Michael

Kelly, Michael William 1761-1826

Kelly, Ml 1762-1826

Kelly, Ml. (Michael), 1762-1826

Michael Kelly cantante e compositore irlandese

Michael Kelly compositeur, ténor, directeur de théâtre et éditeur de musique

Michael Kelly irischer Schauspieler, Tenor, Komponist und Theatermanager

Michael Kelly Irish singer and composer

Michael Kelly operazanger uit Ierland (1762-1826)

O'Kelly, Michael 1761-1826

Майкл Келли

مايكل كيلي

マイケル・ケリー (テノール)

Languages
English (356)

German (2)