Elizabeth (Bessy) Moore et al. in Théâtre Feydeau, Paris - 6 February, 1821

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 6 February 1821, page 197:

Dined with the Storys at Véry’s (Bessy of the party) and went to Feydeau to see the opera of “Joseph” by Mehul [sic]. Some operas do not do at this theatre; the French are as unfit for the heroic in music as in poetry; the light, common style is their element in both.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 6 February 1821. In Thomas Moore, and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 3 (London, 1853), p. 197. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1597234040247 accessed: 21 July, 2024

location of experience: Théâtre Feydeau, Paris


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

Listening to

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written by Étienne Méhul

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 February, 1821
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


The Storys were old friends of Moore's from Leicestershire.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 12 Aug 2020 13:07:20 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Sep 2020 10:01:09 +0100