Robert Murray et al. in London - 12 February, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 12 February 1667, page 722:

By and by with my Lord Brouncker by coach to his house, there to hear some Italian Musique; and here we met Tom Killigrew, Sir Rob. Murray, and the Italian Seignor Baptista - who hath composed a play in Italian for the Opera which T. Killigrew doth intend to have up; and here he did sing one of the acts. Himself is the poet as well as the Musician, which is very much; and did sing the whole from the words without any Musique pricked, and played all along upon a Harpsicon most admirably; and the composition most excellent. The words I did not understand, and so know not how they are fitted; but…   more >>
cite as

Samuel Pepys, Diary of Samuel Pepys, 12 February 1667. In Robert Latham and William Matthews (ed.), The diary of Samuel Pepys : a selection (London, 2003), p. 722. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1407413250354 accessed: 27 November, 2022

location of experience: London

Listeners

Thomas Killigrew
theatre manager, Playwright
1612-1683
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer
1633-1703
The Viscount Brouncker
first president of the Royal Society of London, Mathematician
1620-1684

Listening to

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Italian opera
written by Signor Baptista
performed by Signor Baptista

Experience Information

Date/Time 12 February, 1667
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:07:30 +0100