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.
Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 23 December 1819. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 90–91. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1596454292163 accessed: 22 January, 2021
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rehearsal of 'Olimpie'
written by Gaspare Spontini
|performed by Madame Albert, Madame Branchia|
|Date/Time||23 December, 1819|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|