The Siege of Belgrade

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The Siege of Belgrade is a comic opera in three acts, principally composed by Stephen Storace to an English libretto by James Cobb. It incorporated music by Mozart, Salieri, Paisiello and Martini, and is therefore considered a pasticcio opera, as well as a Singspiel in English language, as it contained a spoken dialogue. It premiered on 1 January 1791 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London with a great success, [1] featuring many famous singers and actors of the time, such as sopranos Nancy Storace [2] and Anna Maria Crouch, tenor Michael Kelly [3] as well as Shakespearean actors (in spoken roles) such as John Bannister and Richard "Dicky" Suett.



Roles and performers at the premiere in London on 1 January 1791: [4]


Soldiers, Guards, Peasants, etc.

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  1. Stephen Storace. short biography
  2. Anna (Nancy) Storace, list of performances
  3. Kelly, Michael (1826). Thodore Edward Hook (ed.). Reminiscences of Michael Kelly of the King's Theatre and Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (2nd ed.). London: Henry Colburn.
  4. The Siege of Belgrade : Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
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