Sophie Augustine Leo in Opéra-Comique - between early 19th Century and mid 19th Century

from Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part I, page 263:

On one occasion I heard his [Paer's] Camilla at the second opera house, the "Comic opera," with which qualification its gruesome theme was in altogether too glaring contrast. The degeneracy of that wretched passion, jealousy, was here so crudely depicted, so distressing was the spectacle of the virtuous and slandered wife, starving, through the design of her deluded husband, in a subterranean vault, that the offense to the sight and to the feelings outweighed the pleasure the music might have provided. Un­luckily for Paer, this grotesque subject, if I may so express myself, had …   more >>
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W. Oliver Strunk and Sophie Augustine Leo, Musical Life in Paris (1817-1848): A Chapter from the Memoirs of Sophie Augustine Leo--Part I. In The Musical Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2 (Apr., 1931), volume Vol. 17, No. 2 (April, 1931), p. 263. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424773148632 accessed: 9 August, 2022

location of experience: Opéra-Comique

Listeners

Sophie Augustine Leo
Writer
1795-

Listening to

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Camilla
written by Ferdinando Paer

Experience Information

Date/Time between early 19th Century and mid 19th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by mallen on Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:19:09 +0000