Thomas Killigrew et al. in London - 12 February, 1667

from Diary of Samuel Pepys, 12 February 1667, page 723:

...[W]e all took coaches (my Lord’s and T. Killigrew’s) and to Mrs. Knepp’s chamber, where this Italian is to teach her to sing her part. And so we all thither, and there she did sing an Italian song or two very fine, while he played the bass upon a Harpsicon there; and exceedingly taken I am with her singing, and believe she will do miracles at that and acting.
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. 723. accessed: 17 July, 2024

location of experience: London


Thomas Killigrew
theatre manager, Playwright
Samuel Pepys
Member of Parliament, Diarist, Naval officer
The Viscount Brouncker
first president of the Royal Society of London, Mathematician

Listening to

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Italian song performed by Elizabeth Knepp, Giovanni Battista Draghi

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by hgb3 on Fri, 09 Jan 2015 18:22:22 +0000