Giuseppe Barberis, Ritratto di Claudio Monteverdi. Fondo Rolandi, Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Ahead of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi in 2017, the Theatre and Opera Study Centre has organised a concert in collaboration with the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, London, directed by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Entitled Monteverdi 450, the concert will be held in the Sala degli Arazzi, at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, at 7.30 pm on Saturday, 30 April.
The concert will bring to a close the third edition of the Accademia Monteverdi to be held in the Fondazione Cini from 25 to 30 April 2016. Personally taught by Sir John, the series of workshops will take the form of preparation for a performance of the Monteverdi trilogy (L’Orfeo, Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria, and L’incoronazione of Poppea), planned for the 2017 theatre and concert season. During the week of intensive work, the singers selected for the principal parts will have the opportunity to explore specialist themes and techniques of performance practice in order to explore the links between philological studies and historically informed performances in a contemporary context.
At the final concert the soloists chosen for the project will perform a selection of madrigals and excerpts from the Monteverdi trilogy.
Admission by invitation to be shown on entry, while seats last.
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