Thomas Moore in London, England - 28 January, 1819, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 28 January 1819, page 261:

In the evening I went to the Opera, Perry having given me a ticket in the morning. […] The opera, one of Rossini’s; the new prima donna, Madlle. Bellochi: they say she sings well, but, until I get over the shock of her ugliness, cannot judge. The music clever, but rarely pretty, and full of mountebankism.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 28 January 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 261. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified opera
written by Gioachino Rossini
performed by Teresa Belloc-Giorgi

Experience Information

Date/Time 28 January, 1819, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Sun, 05 Jul 2020 12:56:13 +0100
Approved on Thu, 20 Aug 2020 13:11:42 +0100