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.

cite as

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. accessed: 19 June, 2024

location of experience: Como


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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an unnamed ballet
La Capricciosa Pentita
written by Francesco Morlacchi

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 September, 1819, at night
Medium live
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.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 17 Jul 2020 11:07:29 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 12:57:43 +0100