Mantova - Madrigals of Monteverdi

30 March 2017
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Thu, 30 Mar 2017
Conservatory Concert Hall
Tickets at $20/$15 from SISTIC

Paul Agnew Musical Direction / tenor
NN soprano
Miriam Allan soprano
Mélodie Ruvio contralto
Sean Clayton tenor
Alan Ewing bass
Thomas Dunford, Massimo Moscardo theorbo
Marie van Rhijn harpsichord

Madrigals From Book 4
I. Sfogava con le stelle
II. Si ch'io vorrei morire
III. Voi pur da me partite
IV. Anima dolorosa
A un giro sol de’ bell’ occhi lucenti
V. Piagn' e sospira, e quand' i caldi raggi

From Book 5
I. Cruda Amarilli, che col nome ancora
II. O Mirtillo, Mirtill' anima mia
III. Era l'anima mia
IV. T'amo mia vita, la mia cara vita
V. E cosi a poco a poco

From Book 6
Lamento d'Arianna
Ohimè il bel viso
Sestina: Lagrime d'amante al sepolcro dell'amata
Zefiro torna, e 'l bel tempo rimena

An ensemble of singers and instrumentalists specialized in the performance of Baroque music on period instruments, Les Arts Florissants are renowned the world over. Founded in 1979 by the Franco-American harpsichordist and conductor William Christie, the Ensemble has played a pioneering role in the revival of a Baroque repertoire that had long been neglected (including the rediscovery of countless treasures in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France). Today that repertoire is widely performed and admired: not only French music from the reign of Louis XIV, but also more generally European music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Ensemble is directed by William Christie who, since 2007, has regularly passed the conductor’s baton over to British tenor Paul Agnew.

Out of respect for other concert goers, no children under 6 years of age will be allowed admission.