Past projects

Monteverdi 450 2017

RPS MUSIC AWARD WINNER (Opera and Music Theatre)

The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists commenced an international tour of the Monteverdi Trilogy on 10 April, taking audiences by storm at La Fenice in Venice and at European festivals from Edinburgh to Salzburg and Lucerne. For this momentous tour, Gardiner assembled an exemplary cast of world-class singers for ‘staged-concert’ performances of L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea. It also presented the first opportunity for Gardiner to conduct Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria which was subsequently recorded live by the SDG label during September performances in Wroclaw, Poland.

Accademia Monteverdiana
In preparation for our ambitious international tour for Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary, we conducted a series of workshops under the auspices of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice the Accademia Monteverdiana. During the week Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the soloists selected for the Monteverdi 450 project explored Monteverdi’s aesthetic and compositional practice through the study of his Madrigals, alongside key scenes from the surviving operas. They were joined by a group of distinguished musicologists, with the workshops providing a platform for scholarly discussion on historically informed performance practice and its relevance for today’s audiences.The week of study and exploration culminated in a final showcase concert held in the beautiful Sala degli Arazzi (Hall of Tapestries) of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

MONTEVERDI 450 TOUR DATES - 2017
APRIL
Mon 10 at 8.30pm | Festival de Paques | Aix-en-Provence | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Wed 12 at 7.30pm | Colston Hall | Bristol | UK | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria

MAY
Wed 3 at 8.30pm | Palau de la Musica | Barcelona | Spain | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Mon 8 at 7.30pm | Colston Hal | l Bristol | UK | L’incoronazione di Poppea
Sun 28 at 7.30pm | Colston Hall | Bristol | UK | L’Orfeo

JUNE
Fri 16 at 7pm | Teatro La Fenice | Venice | Italy | L’Orfeo
Sat 17 at 3.30pm | Teatro La Fenice | Venice | Italy | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Sun 18 at 3.30pm | Teatro La Fenice | Venice | Italy | L’incoronazione di Poppea
Mon 19 at 7pm | Teatro La Fenice | Venice | Italy | L’Orfeo
Tue 20 ar 7pm | Teatro La Fenice | Venice | Italy | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Wed 21 at 7pm | Teatro La Fenice | Venice | Italy | L’incoronazione di Poppea
Sat 24 at 9pm | Duomo di Cremona | Cremona | Italy | Vespers
Tue 27 at 8.30pm | Basilique St Denis | St Denis | France | Vespers

JULY
Wed 26 at 7.30pm | Felsenreitschule | Salzburg Festival | Austria | L’Orfeo
Fri 28 at 7pm | Felsenreitschule | Salzburg Festival | Austria | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Sat 29 at 7pm | Felsenreitschule | Salzburg Festiva |l Austria | L’incoronazione di Poppea

AUGUST
Mon 14 at 7pm | Usher Hall l Edinburgh Festival | UK | L’Orfeo
Tue 15 at 7pm | Usher Hall | Edinburgh Festival | UK | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Thu 17 at 7pm | Usher Hall | Edinburgh Festival | UK | L’incoronazione di Poppea
Tue 22 at 7.30pm | KKL Lucerne | Lucerne Festival | Switzerland | L’Orfeo
Fri 25 at 6.30pm | KKL Lucerne | Lucerne Festival | Switzerland | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Sat 26 6.30pm | KKL Lucerne | Lucerne Festival | Switzerland | L’incoronazione di Poppea

SEPTEMBER
Sat 2 at 7pm | Philharmonie | Musikfest Berlin | Germany | L’Orfeo
Sun 3 at 7pm | Philharmonie | Musikfest Berlin | Germany | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Tue 5 at 7pm | Philharmonie | Musikfest Berlin | Germany | L’incoronazione di Poppea
Thu 7 at 7pm | NFM | Wratlislavia Cantans | Poland | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Fri 8 at 7pm | NFM | Wratlislavia Cantans | Poland | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Sat 16 at 7.30pm | Philharmonie | Paris | France | L’Orfeo
Sun 17 at 7.30pm | Philharmonie | Paris | France | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Mon 18 at 7.30pm | Philharmonie | Paris | France | L’incoronazione di Poppea

OCTOBER
Fri 6 at 8.30pm | Duomo di Pisa | Pisa | Italy | Vespers
Sun 8 at 6pm | Chapelle Royale | Versailles | France | Vespers
Thu 12 at 7.30pm | Harris Theater | Chicago | USA | L’Orfeo
Fri 13 at 7.30pm | Harris Theater | Chicago | USA | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Sun 15 at 1pm | Harris Theater | Chicago | USA | L’incoronazione di Poppea
Wed 18 at 7pm | Alice Tully Hall | New York | USA | L’Orfeo
Thu 19 at 7pm | Alice Tully Hall | New York | USA | Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria
Sat 21 at 7pm | Alice Tully Hall | New York | USA | L’incoronazione di Poppea


Monteverdi Trilogy Tour

L’ORFEO

Orfeo

Krystian Adam

La Musica/Euridice
Hana Blažíková

Messaggera
Lucile Richardot
Lea Desandre (US only)

Proserpina
Francesca Boncompagni

Caronte/Plutone
Gianluca Buratto

Speranza

Kangmin Justin Kim

Ninfa
Anna Dennis

Apollo
Furio Zanasi

Pastore I

Francisco Fernández-Rueda

Pastore II/Spirito I/Eco
Gareth Treseder

Pastore IV/Spirito III
John Taylor Ward

Pastore III
Michał Czerniawski

Spirito II
Zachary Wilder

IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA

Ulisse

Furio Zanasi

Penelope
Lucile Richardot
Marianna Pizzolato (US only)

Telemaco
Krystian Adam

Minerva/Fortuna
Hana Blažíková

Tempo/Nettuno/Antinoo
Gianluca Buratto

Pisandro
Michał Czerniawski

Anfinomo
Gareth Treseder

Eurimaco
Zachary Wilder

Melanto
Anna Dennis

Giove
John Taylor Ward

Giunone
Francesca Boncompagni

Iro
Robert Burt

Eumete
Francisco Fernández-Rueda

Umana fragilità
Carlo Vistoli

Amore
Silvia Frigato

Ericlea
Francesca Biliotti

L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA

Poppea/Fortuna
Hana Blažíková

Nerone
Kangmin Justin Kim

Ottavia
Marianna Pizzolato

Seneca
Gianluca Buratto

Ottone
Carlo Vistoli

Drusilla/Virtù/Pallade
Anna Dennis

Arnalta/Venere
Lucile Richardot
Reginald Mobley (US only)

Amore/Valletto
Silvia Frigato

Soldato I/Liberto
Furio Zanasi

Famigliari
Gareth Treseder

Lucano
Zachary Wilder

Damigella
Francesca Boncompagni

Mercurio/Littore
John Taylor Ward

Nutrice
Michał Czerniawski

Soldato II
Robert Burt