[Lewis?] Sapio et al. in Paris - 3 February, 1821, at night

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 February 1821, page 196:

Had company at home: the Villamils, Washington Irving, Forster, and Story; Mrs. Story and the Miss Kingstons in the evening. Sapio came too, and we had a good deal of music: supped, and did not break up till two; all seemed very happy.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 3 February 1821. In Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 196. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1597232297247 accessed: 22 January, 2021

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

[Lewis?] Sapio
tenor singer
1792-1851
Edward Forster
Clergyman, translator, Writer
1769-1828
Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
actress
1796-1865
Felipe Martin de Villamil
trader in the Caribbean
1783-1843
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852
Washington Irving
Diplomat, Writer
1783-1859

Listening to

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unspecified music performed by Thomas Moore and his guests

Experience Information

Date/Time 3 February, 1821, at night
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Notes

The Misses Kingston were daughters of John Kingston (1736-1820), a successful wine and spirits merchant, and member of parliament for Lymington 1802-1814. In an earlier diary entry, Moore identifies the Storys as old Leicestershire acquaintances. The Sapios were a musical family, and Moore does not specify which particular member was present on this occasion. However, Lewis was particularly popular as a singer in Paris at the time, so has been assumed here.


Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 12 Aug 2020 12:38:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:54:00 +0100