Harriett St John-Mildmay et al. in Paris - between 8 July, 1822 and 9 July, 1822

from Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, page 361:

8th. […] [W]ent to see an act of “Ferdinand Cortez” at the Opera. Found a note on my return from Lady Mildmay, saying that the “Tancredi” is to be to-morrow, and reminding me that I was to dine and go with them.

9th. Not the “Tancredi,” but resolved to go. Dined with the Mildmays: opera, “Romeo.” They may talk of the profanation of turning Shakspeare’s [sic] stories into operas, but Pasta’s Romeo and Desdemona are to me as touching as the poet’s.

cite as

Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 361. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1651140947208 accessed: 10 August, 2022

location of experience: Paris

Listeners

4th Baronet of Dogmersfield Park
Politician
1787-1848
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer
1779-1852

Listening to

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Fernando Cortez
written by Gaspare Spontini
Giulietta e Romeo
written by Niccolò Antonio Zingarelli
performed by Giuditta Pasta

Experience Information

Date/Time between 8 July, 1822 and 9 July, 1822
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 28 Apr 2022 11:15:47 +0100
Approved on Thu, 19 May 2022 17:36:57 +0100