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Composer: Monteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)

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SalzburgL'incoronazione di PoppeaNew Production

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308
William Christie; Jan Lauwers; Lemm & Barkey; Sonya Yoncheva; Kate Lindsey

InnsbruckGrenzenlose Liebe

Grenzenlose Liebe
Marenzio, Dowland, Morley, Wilbye, Caccini, Schein, Monteverdi, Schütz
Voces Suaves

LondonOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Barbara Strozzi – Star of Venice

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Barbara Strozzi – Star of Venice
Strozzi, Monteverdi
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Choir of the Age of Enlightenment; TBC

QrendiMissa in Illo Tempore SV205 by Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi: Missa in illo tempore
Valletta International Baroque Ensemble; The Monteverdi Project

CórdobaHa nacido la sinfonía

Ha nacido la sinfonía
Monteverdi, Lully, Scarlatti, Mozart, Haydn
Orquesta de Córdoba; Eduardo Portal
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Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
A wonderful cast conducted by William Christie in a new production of L’incoronazione di Poppea at the Salzburg Festival. 
****1
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A metaphor for the modern world in Zurich

Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Calixto Bieito sets Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in a hedonist, decadent society whose citizens are defined by their egotism, ambition and sexual exploits.
****1
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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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