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Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)

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LondonA cappella music from Byzantine chant to the English Renaissance

A cappella music from Byzantine chant to the English Renaissance
Byrd, Dowland, Morley, Bennet, Weelkes, Pilkington, de Lassus, Monteverdi, Widmann, Rossi, Costeley, Hassler
National Chamber Choir Madrigal

CremonaXVII Century Opera prologues

© Julien Mignot
Monteverdi, Caccini, Cavalli, Rossi, Castello, Ferrari, Cesti, Stradella, Scarlatti
Enrico Onofri; Il Pomo d'Oro; Francesca Aspromonte

DresdenJoyce Di Donato & Il Pomo D'Oro

© Brooke Shaden
Handel, Jommelli, Leo, Monteverdi, Purcell
Maxim Emelyanychev; Il Pomo d'Oro; Joyce DiDonato; Manuel Palazzo; Ralf Pleger

ElyItalian Baroque at Ely Cathedral

Benevolo, Monteverdi, Frescobaldi, Palestrina
Hervé Niquet; Le Concert Spirituel

ZürichL'incoronazione di PoppeaNew Production

L'incoronazione di Poppea
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308
Ottavio Dantone; Calixto Bieito; Zurich Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Jake Arditti; Valer Sabadus
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Opera Atelier's strengths reinforced with Monteverdi

Krešimir Špicer (Ulysses) and Christopher Enns (Telemaco) © Bruce Zinger | Opera Atelier
Opera Atelier's return to the earliest part of the repertoire with Monteverdi's Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria showcases their strengths in a relatively restrained production anchored by a strong ensemble cast.
***11
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O/MODƏRNT at Wigmore Hall: A descent into melodrama

Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Conceptually, the programme of descending and rising fourths offered a real treat: in practice, the musicians' skill was in danger of being lost as they attempted to recover from their opening gimmickry.
***11
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Ex Cathedra for Holy Week at St John’s Smith Square

Ex Cathedra © Paul Arthur
A Lenten programme of 17th-century French and Italian sacred music partially fulfilled its dramatic potential in refined, understated performances. 
***11
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Turin's Orpheus does not ascend to Heaven

Mauro Borgioni (Orfeo) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
In the Teatro Regio's production everything is according to the script, but the magic of the stage is absent. 
**111
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Monteverdi on a doughnut: Ulysses fails to thrill

The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
A series of ill-advised staging choices leads to a disappointingly drab performance of Monteverdi's Homeric epic.
**111
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