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Kelly, Michael (William)locked

  • Alec Hyatt King


(b Dublin, 25 Dec 1762; d Margate, 9 Oct 1826). Irish tenor, composer, theatre manager and music publisher. The eldest of the 14 children of Thomas Kelly (Deputy Master of Ceremonies at Dublin Castle, and a wine merchant), Michael Kelly grew up amid the rich musical life of Dublin, and received singing lessons from various immigrant Italians, notably Passerini and Rauzzini. His piano teachers included Michael Arne. He made an impromptu début as the Count in Piccinni’s ...

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