Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore et al. in Paris - 1 March, 1822
from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 330:
Dined with the Villamils, and they, and I and Bessy, went to Miss Corrie’s concert: bad enough, except a few very touching bars in Benazet’s violoncello, and Madame Fodor’s song from the “Barbiere.” Amor possente is the name of the beautiful duet from “Armida,” in which there are such affecting passages.
Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 330. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1650020472571 accessed: 10 December, 2023
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an aria from 'Il Barbiere de Siviglia'
written by Rossini
|performed by Joséphine Fodor-Mainvielle|
|music for cello||performed by Bernard Bénazet|
|Date/Time||1 March, 1822|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors|
Moore's mention of the aria 'Amor possente' suggests that he might have heard that piece also at the concert, but he is not specific in his reference.