Thomas Moore in Como - 30 September, 1819, at night
from Diary of Thomas Moore, 30 September 1819, page 19:
Returned to the inn (the Angel) to dine, and went to the Opera in the evening; a very pretty theatre, and the novelty of its appearance particularly striking to me. A large space round the seats of the pit, in which the men walk about, and talk as in a coffee-house. The opera, “La Capricciosa Pentita,” and a ballet upon some Roman subject. The dancers very awkward.
Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 30 September 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 19. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1594980449571 accessed: 7 December, 2023
Listening tohide composers
|an unnamed ballet|
La Capricciosa Pentita
written by Francesco Morlacchi
|Date/Time||30 September, 1819, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Francesco Morlacchi composed 'La Capricciosa Pentita' in 1816. As a relatively recent opera, it is the most likely to have been performed in 1819. However, another opera of the same title was composed by Valentino Fioravanti in 1802.