Michael Kelly (1762-1826)
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St. Patrick's Day - Ireland's best classical music
3. Michael Kelly (1762-1826)
The tenor Michael Kelly was a friend of Mozart and Paisiello, and created roles in operas of both. He was one of the first singers from Britain and Ireland to get a first-rate reputation in Italy and Austria. In Italy he was also known as O'Kelly or even Signor Ochelli.