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.
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: 6 October, 2022
Listening tohide composers
|Italian duets||performed by Mrs Villamil, Thomas Moore|
the dance from Fernand Cortez
written by Gaspare Spontini
|Date/Time||7 December, 1821|
|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.