John Evelyn in London - 30 January, 1687

from Diary of John Evelyn, 30 January 1687, page 304:

I heard the famous Cifeccio (Eunuch) sing, in the new popish chapell this afternoone, which was indeede very rare, & with greate skill: He came over from Rome, esteemed one of the best voices in Italy, much crowding, little devotion:
cite as

John Evelyn, Diary of John Evelyn, 30 January 1687. In De la Bédoyère, Guy (ed.), The Diary of John Evelyn (Woodbridge, 1995), p. 304. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1408487237670 accessed: 29 November, 2021

location of experience: London

Listeners

John Evelyn
Diarist, Writer
1620-1706

Listening to

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Sacred choral music, sung by a castrato performed by Cifeccio

Experience Information

Date/Time 30 January, 1687
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by isobel.1111 on Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:27:17 +0100