General Fitzgerald et al. in Paris - 23 December, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 23 December 1819, pages 90–91:

Went to seek for Viotti in order to get permission to attend the rehearsal of Spontini’s new opera, “Olympie,” this evening. Met him; and he promised to admit Lord G., myself, and Fitzgerald. […] The rehearsal very singular; the stage lighted up, and all the scenery in form, and the artists in their every day clothes: the music, too, full of notes and overloaded harmonies; and the way it was squalled and mewled out by Madames Branchia and Albert detestable.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 23 December 1819. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 90–91. accessed: 23 September, 2023

location of experience: Paris


General Fitzgerald
Army officer
6th Earl of Granard
Army officer
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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rehearsal of 'Olimpie'
written by Gaspare Spontini
performed by Madame Albert, Madame Branchia

Experience Information

Date/Time 23 December, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:31:32 +0100
Approved on Thu, 03 Sep 2020 08:46:50 +0100