Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore et al. in Paris - 14 March, 1822

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, pages 333–334:

Had before dinner received tickets for the Duke of Orleans’s box at the Italian: sent the Villamils and Bessy; joined them there afterwards; Count Pahlen took me. Some conversation with him about Rossini. […] In comparing him to Cimarosa, critics say, Cimarosa never repeated himself, but then there is but one of his pieces that keeps the stage, the “Matrimonio.” The opera, to-night, “L’ltaliana.”

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 333–334. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1650026023108 accessed: 16 April, 2024

location of experience: Paris


Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore
Felipe Martin de Villamil
trader in the Caribbean
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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L'Italiana in Algieri
written by Gioachino Rossini

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 March, 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


It is not clear whether Louis Philippe, Duc d'Orléans, was present in his box as listener on this occasion, nor whether Count Pahlen stayed for the opera or simply provided transport for Thomas Moore.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 15 Apr 2022 13:33:43 +0100
Approved on Thu, 19 May 2022 16:49:24 +0100