Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore et al. in Paris and Sèvres, nr. Paris - 7 December, 1821

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 307:

Went to the Opera for a short time: saw the dance in “Ferdinando Cortez;” Rose, Adelise, Roland, Buron, rather pretty figurantes. Went afterwards to join Bessy and the girls at Mrs. Villamil’s, and practised over some Italian duets.

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 307. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1649064801903 accessed: 16 June, 2024

location of experience: Paris and Sèvres, nr. Paris


Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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Italian duets performed by Mrs Villamil, Thomas Moore
the dance from Fernand Cortez
written by Gaspare Spontini

Experience Information

Date/Time 7 December, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors, in public


It is unclear who 'the girls' are in Moore's account. It is possible that his own daughter, Anastasia, was one of them, plus the daughters of Mrs Villamil.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 04 Apr 2022 10:33:22 +0100
Approved on Tue, 17 May 2022 14:20:35 +0100