Countess of Westmorland, Lady Burghersh et al. in Florence - 17 October, 1819, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 17 October 1819, page 38:

After dinner walked to the Opera through the rain: tried the pit first, but afterwards went to Lady Burghersh’s box, where I found her and Sir William Drummond. The opera, “Il Medico Ciabattino;” the music by Generale, who was the same that composed the “Baccanali di Roma,” which I liked so much at Venice. (I find either Rossini or he has made an opera of “Othello.”) The ballet was on the story of “Gabrielle de Verzy,” [Gabriella di Vergy] and, for an Italian ballet, very good; the tournament of the horses well managed,…   more >>

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 17 October 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 38. accessed: 16 July, 2024

location of experience: Florence


Countess of Westmorland, Lady Burghersh
Artist, linguist
Sir William Drummond
Classical scholar, diplomatist
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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Gabriella di Vergy
Il Medico Ciabattino
written by Pietro Generale

Experience Information

Date/Time 17 October, 1819, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The ballet 'Gabriella di Vergy' was choreographed by Gaetano Gioia, but sources do not name a composer of the music.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 17 Jul 2020 12:58:39 +0100
Approved on Wed, 02 Sep 2020 13:22:07 +0100