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Handel Semele - Rome

John Eliot gardiner - conductor Thomas Guthrie - director Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists Soloists Louise Alder - soprano Hugo Hymas - tenor Lucile Richardot…

Handel Semele - Milan

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Soloists Louise Alder - soprano Hugo Hymas - tenor Lucile Richardot - mezzo-soprano Carlo Vistoli - counter-tenor Gianluca Buratto -…

Handel Semele - London

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Thomas Guthrie - director Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists Soloists Louise Alder - soprano Hugo Hymas - tenor Lucile Richardot…

Handel Semele - Barcelona

John Eliot gardiner - conductor Thomas Guthrie - director Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists Soloists Louise Alder - soprano Hugo Hymas - tenor Lucile Richardot…

Handel Semele - Paris

John Eliot gardiner - conductor Thomas Guthrie - director Monteverdi Choir English Baroque Soloists Soloists Louise Alder - soprano Hugo Hymas - tenor Lucile Richardot…

Verdi Requiem - Amsterdam

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Soloists Corinne Winters - soprano Ann Hallenberg - mezzo soprano Edgaras Montvidas - tenor Gianluca Buratto - bass Following on…

Verdi Requiem - Luxembourg

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Soloists Corinne Winters - soprano Ann Hallenberg - mezzo soprano Edgaras Montvidas - tenor Gianluca Buratto - bass Following on…

Verdi Requiem - Münich

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Soloists Corinne Winters - soprano Ann Hallenberg - mezzo soprano Edgaras Montvidas - tenor Gianluca Buratto - bass Following on…

Verdi Requiem - Budapest

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Soloists Corinne Winters - soprano Ann Hallenberg - mezzo soprano Edgaras Montvidas - tenor Gianluca Buratto - bass Following on…

Verdi Requiem - Vienna

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Soloists Corinne Winters - soprano Ann Hallenberg - mezzo soprano Edgaras Montvidas - tenor Gianluca Buratto - bass Following on…

Verdi Requiem - Lucerne

…John Eliot gardiner - conductor Soloists Corinne Winters - soprano Ann Hallenberg - mezzo soprano Edgaras Montvidas - tenor Gianluca Buratto - bass Following on…


News

MCO announce first ever Assistant Conductor

…John Eliot gardiner since he founded the Monteverdi Choir 54 years ago. This new role was created to give a young conductor the opportunity to…

Peter Hall Memorial

…John Eliot gardiner and members of the Monteverdi Choir had the honour of taking part in the Peter Hall Memorial, a service marking a year…

Prom 71: Berlioz Series 2018

…John Eliot gardiner and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique showcased a programme of works spanning Berlioz’s career at this year’s BBC Proms. The ORR were on…

In memory of Jean Knibbs

…John Eliot gardiner and her fellow singers. Jean also sang regularly with the BBC singers and the John Aldiss Choir, and frequently recorded with the…

Bach weekend at the Barbican

…John Eliot gardiner’s 75th birthday at the Barbican Centre. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists performed three concerts from their Bach Cantata Ring tour,…

Verdi Requiem at Westminster Cathedral

…John Eliot gardiner Marking 20 years since the Monteverdi ensembles’ last London performance of Verdi’s monumental work which took place at St Paul’s Cathedral on…

Bach Cantata Ring - Bachfest 2018, Leipzig

…John Eliot gardiner, president of the Bach Archiv, who envisaged performing 30 sacred cantatas, across nine concerts during one weekend, alternating between the churches of…

In memory of Nigel Shipway

…John Eliot gardiner ‘Orchestral percussionists are a rare breed. Unlike the ubiquitous strings, the starry woodwind and gregarious brass, percussionists are often loners, coming in…

MCO wins RPS Music Award - 2018

…John Eliot gardiner ‘Achieving such prestigious recognition is a tribute to all those involved in this mammoth undertaking: from the talented onstage musicians led by…

Monteverdi Apprentices Programme 18/19

…John Eliot gardiner by way of a year-long apprenticeship, involving participation in projects with the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et…

MCO to perform Berlioz with Joyce DiDonato at BBC Proms

…John Eliot gardiner, will be joined by Joyce DiDonato and Antoine Tamestit for an evening of Berlioz at the BBC Proms on Wednesday 5 September…

MCO shortlisted for RPS Music Award - 2018

…John Eliot gardiner who vividly brought Monteverdi’s words and music to life for audiences across Europe and the US to those working tirelessly behind-the-scenes whose…

John Eliot Gardiner received honorary doctorate in Paris

John Eliot gardiner received an honorary doctorate from the École pratique des hautes études in a ceremony at the Philharmonie de Paris on Wed 14…

In memory of Desmond Heath

…John Eliot gardiner and Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras between 1978 and 2003 during important projects, from Rameau Operas Les Boreades and Hippolyte et Arice through…

Mozartwoche 2018 Reviews

​John Eliot gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists were joined by Antoine Tamestit (Viola), Isabelle Faust (Violin) and soprano Angela Hicks for a mixed programme…

Monteverdi 450 Costume Auction

…John Eliot gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir embarked on a monumetal project touring Claudio Monteverdi’s three surviving operas in celebration of…

In memory of Kevin Lavery

…miss him sorely.’ John Eliot gardiner

Berlin Musikfest 2017 - Monteverdi 450 Trilogy reviews

…forefront with gardiner and his Monteverdis, especially because of the Basso Continuo of the English Baroque Soloists…who showed desibrable effervescence and emotional pleasure in order…

Lucerne Festival, Switzerland - Reviews

…‘John Eliot gardiner stops on his Monteverdi tour at the Lucerne Festival, with an almost too-beautiful Orfeo.’ Rivista Musica by Luca Segala ‘Two hours of…

Herald Angels Award

…John Eliot gardiner by board member and founder member of Monteverdi Choir Professor John Smythe. The ‘Herald Angel’ awards celebrate performance excellence at the Edinburgh…

Prom 31: La Damnation de Faust - Reviews

…‘John Eliot gardiner’s instinct for Berlioz has been honed over many years, and the result here was a performance brimming with detail and colour.’ ‘Was…

Prom 25 (Late night): Bach & Schütz - Reviews

…dance-like interprestations from John Eliot gardiner…’

Sir John Eliot Gardiner receives La Fenice music award

…John Eliot gardiner was honoured by Teatro La Fenice with a ‘Lifetime in Music Award’ for his services to music. The award was presented to…

Reveiws of L’Orfeo at Colston Hall

…John Eliot gardiner and his exceptional group of musicians, every element in Monteverdi’s 1607 music drama was perfectly scaled and projected’ ‘This year, there’s no…

More great reviews - L’incoronazione di Poppea at Colston Hall

…memorable semi-staging’ ‘gardiner’s musical characterisation and Elsa Rooke’s semi-staging brought great clarity to the hierarchy of lovers and their relationships, highlighting the servants’ delicious undercurrent…

BBC Proms tickets now on sale

…John Eliot gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with this programme of Bach’s Reformation Cantatas…

Sensational 5-star reviews for ‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria’ at Colston Hall

…Stephen Walsh ‘gardiner’s Monteverdi Odyssey begins, aptly and superbly, with his Odysseus masterpiece’ ‘gardiner’s Ritorno showed that, on the contrary, his style of recitative, constantly…

Latest Reviews - Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Aix-en-Provence

…like​ Karajan​, gardiner ​stage directs, assisted by Elsa Rooke. And ​the staging; it is an arrangement, which can be seen for the first time in…

Vivienne Westwood designs MCO choral jackets

…John Eliot gardiner - 2016 ‘There is an element of ritual to each concert performance, and dress and presentation have always been very important to…


Media

Bachfest Leipzig 2018

Bachfest Leipzig 2018

Bach Cantata Ring May 2018

Bach Cantata Ring May 2018

Monteverdi Choir

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

English Baroque Soloists

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

John Eliot Gardiner

John Eliot gardiner

Monteverdi 450 V&A Museum 2017

Monteverdi 450 V&A Museum 2017

Monteverdi Apprentices Programme 2016/17

Monteverdi Apprentices Programme 2016/17


Past projects

The Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at 25

…our aim.” Sir John Eliot gardiner, 1990

Proms 2017

…John Eliot gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir and the English Baroque Soloists mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation with this programme of Bach’s Reformation Cantatas…


Soloists

Kati Debretzeni

…John Eliot gardiner, and her playing can be heard on their recordings of the Bach Cantata Pilgrimage (SDG). In 2008 she was appointed as one…

Kristian Bezuidenhout

…John Eliot gardiner, Philippe Herreweghe, Frans Brüggen, Trevor Pinnock, Giovanni Antonini, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Isabelle Faust, Alina Ibragimova, Rachel Podger, Carolyn Sampson, Anne Sofie von Otter,…

Hugo Hymas

…John Eliot gardiner), and later that year on a tour of Bach’s Magnificat. He has also sung Arias and Evangelist in the Johannes-Passion recently in…

National Youth Choir of Scotland

…John Eliot gardiner to perform Berlioz La damnation de Faust, and Owain Park Footsteps alongside Tenebrae at the Lammermuir Festival, Scotland. The choir also performed…

Zachary Wilder

…John Elliot gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists, marking the 450th anniversary of the composer’s birth. Venues include Venice’s La Fenice, Festival de Royaumont, Musikverein…

John Taylor Ward

…John Eliot gardiner, William Christie, Philippe Herrewege, Masaaki Suzuki, Nicholas McGegan, and Courtney Lewis. His recent and future engagements include world tours with Les Arts…

Lucile Richardot

…John Eliot gardiner for celebrated performances of Monteverdi’s opera trilogy. She also took the role of Lisea in Vivaldi’s Arsilda performed in the Czech Republic…

Gareth Treseder

…John Eliot gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir. Solo engagements during his Apprenticeship included Bach’s Cantata 61 and Cantata 70 in Paris’ Cité de la Musique, Berlin’s Philharmonie…

Carlo Vistoli

…John Eliot gardiner, playing Umana Fragilità in Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and Ottone in L’incoronazione di Poppea. He also participated in L’Orfeo as Pastore…

Ashley Riches

…John Eliot gardiner and the Berlin Philharmonic, Purcell The Fairy Queen with Richard Egarr and the Academy of Ancient Music, a European tour of Bach…

Michael Spyres

…conducted by gardiner) and the Théâtre du Champs-Elysees Paris (Mitridate, re di Ponto). In 2016/17 he performed the title roles of Les Contes d’Hoffmann at…

Ann Hallenberg

…John Eliot gardiner, Emmanuelle Haïm, Daniel Harding, Andrea Marcon, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Antonio Pappano, Evelino Pidò and Christophe…

Kangmin Justin Kim

…John Eliot gardiner, Mark Minkowski, Andrea Marcon and Michael Hofstetter. Engagements of the 2016/17 season and beyond include Nerone in L’incoronazione di Poppea and Speranza…

Francisco Fernández-Rueda

…Sir J.E. gardiner, W. Christie, J. Savall. F. Biondi, E. Onofri, R. Pichon, K. Junghänel, A. Kossenko, W. Katschner, A.Quarta, Ryan Brown and orchestras as…

Lea Desandre

…John Eliot gardiner at the Harris Theater Chicago & Alice Tully Hall; all of which will occur after a Monteverdi tour in Washington and NY…

Robert Burt

…John Eliot gardiner‚ 2017 World Tour)‚ Mopsa & Flute The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne Festival under Laurence Cummings)‚ Arnalta L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Montpellier)‚ Evangelist St John…

Gianluca Buratto

…John Eliot gardiner on tour in the United States, at the BBC Proms in London and in Versailles; Puccini’s La Bohème in Palermo; Donizetti’s Le…

Francesca Boncompagni

…John Eliot gardiner. In 2017 she performed roles in each opera from Monteverdi’s Trilogy and Vespers for the Monteverdi 450 celebrations, in Europe and in…

Krystian Adam

…John Eliot gardiner/English Baroque Soloists; Highlights of his successful career are: Handel’s Rodelinda (Grimoaldo) with Ian Adamus/Capella Cracoviensis; the world première of Fabio Vacchi’s Teneke…

Peter Harvey

…John Eliot gardiner, he was a key participant in the “Bach Cantata Pilgrimage”, recordings of which include the celebrated solo cantata Ich habe genug. More…

Matthew Brook

…John Eliot gardiner, Richard Hickox, Sir Charles Mackerras, Harry Christophers, Christophe Rousset and Sir Mark Elder, and orchestras and ensembles including the Philharmonia, the London…

Julia Doyle

…John Eliot gardiner), and in Toronto (Tafelmusik), St Matthew Passion at Alice Tully Hall in New York (Philippe Hereweghe), Christmas Oratorio in Sydney and Melbourne…

Hannah Morrison

…John Eliot gardiner she made her Salzburg Festival debut in 2013 in Alexander’s Feast (Handel), she sang in Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri and Brahms’…


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Membership & Executive Assistant

…John Eliot gardiner, in ground-breaking projects that span eight centuries of musical masterpieces. Buoyed by the momentum created by our highly anticipated and artistically acclaimed…

2018/19 Monteverdi Apprentices

…John Eliot gardiner and established musicians who act as mentors. Training covers historically-informed performance practice; vocal technique, diction and language tuition; music interpretation and contextual…

Brief History

…John Eliot gardiner. Since then, John Eliot gardiner’s ensembles have expanded to include the English Baroque Soloists and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. The three…

Marketing Traineeships

…John Eliot gardiner, one of the most versatile and sought after conductors of our time. The organisation is in the unique position of managing two…

Corporate Partnerships

…John Eliot gardiner, we have been setting the standards in classical music worldwide for over 50 years. We can tailor partnership packages to meet your…

John Eliot Gardiner

John Eliot gardiner’s work as founder and artistic director of the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, has marked him out…

Apprentices Programme

…John Eliot gardiner. With the support of a team of mentors well-versed in our unique brand of historically-informed performance, our Apprentices are integral to the…

Education and Outreach

…John Eliot gardiner. Participants perform and tour with the ensembles, take part in additional individual and group coaching sessions, and receive mentoring from our experienced…

Monteverdi Choir

…John Eliot gardiner they have also collaborated with both the London Symphony Orchestra on Mendelssohn’s Ein Sommernachtsraum and the Tonhalle Orchestra on Janáček’s Glagolitic Mass.…

About Us

…John Eliot gardiner, in ground-breaking projects that span eight centuries of musical masterpieces. From the monumental to the intimate, from sacred music to opera, from…