1 Apr 2020

Project postponements due to Coronavirus

It is with great disappointment that we announce that some of our projects will have to be postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Our upcoming Monteverdi: Sacred & Secular tour, an exciting project exploring Monteverdi’s more intimate music, will no longer take place this month as scheduled, and we look forward to returning to it as soon as we can.

The good news is that while we may not be able to tour, we will still be bringing you some fantastic music from this favourite composer of ours in the comfort of your own homes. Starting on Friday 3 April, we will be broadcasting four performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s work as we bring you our award-winning 2017 opera productions, filmed at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, preceded by the Vespro della Beata Vergine recorded at the Palace of Versailles in 2014. These are some of the many exclusive audio and video productions we will be sharing with you, so keep checking our website and social media channels for more information.

See the current schedule below:

Friday 3 April 2020: Monteverdi Vespro della Beata Vergine
Friday 17 April 2020: Monteverdi L’Orfeo
Friday 14 April 2020: Monteverdi Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Friday 1 May 2020: Monteverdi L’incoronazione di Poppea

We are also saddened to announce that we will not be able to complete our Beethoven Symphony Cycle tour, and that our two remaining cycles, at the Barbican Centre in London and the Odeon of Herodes Atticus in Athens, are also not going to take place in May and June as planned. Once again, we hope to be performing Beethoven’s symphonies for you live before long.

Nonetheless, we feel a huge sense of privilege that we were able to celebrate Beethoven 250 with three complete symphony cycles earlier this year: at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona (9 - 14 February), at New York’s Carnegie Hall (19 - 24 February) and the Harris Theater in Chicago (27 February - 3 March) – click here to read more about the project.

Over the coming weeks we’ll be sharing with you some of the magic of that amazing project we were able to capture, including exclusive insight into the symphonies from John Eliot Gardiner. In the meantime please enjoy Beethoven’s Eighth and Ninth Symphonies live from Carnegie Hall.