Thomas Moore in Bologna - 13 October, 1819, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 13 October 1819, page 31:

Got a good dinner at my locanda, which is a very excellent one, and went in the evening to the Opera: “La Gazza Ladra,” by Rossini: the Prima Donna who acted the Maid was Amati; a pretty, fat, good-humoured looking woman, but no great singer. Asked my way to the Gran Torre (which was my landmark), as I came home, of a gentleman, who very civilly accompanied me: had some conversation with him. He said Rossini was sempre quello, and imitates himself in everything […] A little astonished this evening at hearing an ostler sing in the yard, “Di tanti palpiti.”

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 13 October 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 31. accessed: 13 July, 2024

location of experience: Bologna


Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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'Di tanti palpiti' from Tancredi
written by Rossini
performed by an ostler
La Gazza Ladra
written by Gioachino Rossini
performed by Amati

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 October, 1819, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public, solitary

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:29:54 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:14:32 +0100