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Litha and Effy Efthymiou © Stanislava Buevich
London

Re-imagining: A showcase for innovation, both old and new at Kings Place

By , 20 October 2018
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Gyula Nagy (Ulysses) © Marshall Light Studio
Dun Laoghaire

A gripping Return of Ulysses from Opera Collective Ireland and the Akadamie für Alte Musik

By , 07 September 2018
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Kate Lindsey (Nerone) and Sonya Yoncheva (Poppea) © Salzburger Festspiele | Maarten Vanden Abeele
Salzburg

Sacrifice to passion: L’incoronazione di Poppea in Salzburg

By , 12 August 2018
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Julie Fuchs (Poppea) © Monika Rittershaus
Zürich

Monteverdi’s Poppea in Zurich: metaphor for the modern world

By , 24 June 2018
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Krešimir Špicer (Ulysses) and Christopher Enns (Telemaco) © Bruce Zinger | Opera Atelier
Toronto

Opera Atelier's strengths reinforced with Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

By , 19 April 2018
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Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
London

O/MODƏRNT at Wigmore Hall: A descent into melodrama

By , 07 April 2018
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Ex Cathedra © Paul Arthur
London

Ex Cathedra for Holy Week at St John’s Smith Square

By , 26 March 2018
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Mauro Borgioni (Orfeo) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
Turin

Turin's Orpheus does not ascend to Heaven

By , 13 March 2018
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The Return of Ulysses © ROH & Roundhouse | Stephen Cummiskey
London

Monteverdi on a doughnut: A drab Return of Ulysses fails to thrill the Roundhouse

By , 10 January 2018
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Max Emanuel Cenčić (Nerone) and Anna Prohaska (Poppea) © Bernd Uhlig
Berlin

A heavy crown: austere Monteverdi at the Staatsoper

By , 13 December 2017
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Scottish Ensemble at St John's Kirk © Scottish Ensemble (2015)
Perth

Ancient and Modern: a beautiful Winter Chorale from The Scottish Ensemble and I Fagiolini

By , 09 December 2017
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Jake Arditti (Nero) © Brett Boardman
Sydney

L'incoronazione di Poppea: cynical production, glorious music from Pinchgut Opera

By , 30 November 2017
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I Fagiolini and Robert Hollingworth © Keith Saunders
Saffron Walden

Surprises aplenty from I Fagiolini: Monteverdi's other Vespers

By , 22 November 2017
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Emmanuelle Haïm © Simon Fowler
Los Angeles

Emmanuelle Haïm brings early music to the LA Phil

By , 17 November 2017
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Sara Mingardo (Penelope) © Monika Rittershaus
Hamburg

Sara Mingardo leads a strong cast in Monteverdi's Ulisse in Hamburg

By , 04 November 2017
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Ensemble La Fenice © Slawek Przerwa
Wrocław

Very variable Vespers at the Wratislavia Cantans Festival in Poland

By , 09 September 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the English Baroque Soloists © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Evil triumphs beautifully in Monteverdi 450 Poppea

By , 29 July 2017
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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria at the Salzburg Festival © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

Monteverdi 450's Ulisse docks in Salzburg

By , 28 July 2017
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner and cast © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

An emotional L'Orfeo for Monteverdi 450

By , 26 July 2017
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I Fagiolini performing at the BBC Proms at Cadogan Hall © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

PCM1: the Proms celebrates Monteverdi with I Fagiolini

By , 17 July 2017
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Cecilia Bartoli © Uli Weber | Decca
London

Bartoli and Jaroussky enchant at Wigmore Hall

By , 24 June 2017
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Robert Howarth © Robert Workman
London

A Vespers on wilted wings: the AAM tackle Monteverdi

By , 23 June 2017
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Robin Blaze (Human Frailty) in the prologue © Robert Workman
Alresford

A spellbinding Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria opens the Grange Festival

By , 07 June 2017
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Nahuel di Pierro © Alvaro Yanez
London

Rosenblatt bows out in style with a fine recital from Nahuel di Pierro

By , 05 June 2017
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The Gashouder © Ruth Walz
Amsterdam

Immersive Monteverdi: Vespers in 360-degree surround

By , 04 June 2017
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Christophe Rousset © Eric Larrayadieu
Brighton

Three Monteverdi “Epics” - Les Talens Lyriques come to Brighton Festival

By , 21 May 2017
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Nathanael Tavernier (Plutone) © Hans van den Bogaard
Amsterdam

Audi’s Madrigals in Amsterdam: a sensorial experience

By , 17 May 2017
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Helen Day (Valetto) and Benjamin Schilperoort (Seneca) © Laurent Compagnon
London

Singing triumphs: Monteverdi's Poppea, Hampstead Garden Opera

By , 12 May 2017
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René Jacobs © Josep Molina
Amsterdam

B’rock Orchestra’s inspired Ritorno d’Ulisse at the Concertgebouw

By , 18 March 2017
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Rinaldo Alessandrini © Morgan Roudaut | Naïve
Adelaide

Concerto Italiano’s classy L’Orfeo thrills in Adelaide’s Town Hall

By , 07 March 2017
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Anna Bonitatibus © Frank Bonitatibus
Karlsruhe

Anna Bonitatibus explores heroines of antiquity in Karlsruhe

By , 27 February 2017
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Pablo Heras-Casado © Antoni Bofill
Barcelona

Pablo Heras-Casado explores Monteverdi in Barcelona

By , 09 February 2017
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Benedict Nelson (Ulysses) and Katie Bray (Minerva) © Richard Hubert Smith
Saffron Walden

A welcome return: Monteverdi's Ulysses’ Homecoming, English Touring Opera

By , 02 November 2016
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Cantar Lontano © David Karlin
Utrecht

Monteverdi's Lamento della ninfa and Tancredi e Clorinda beguile in Utrecht

By , 02 September 2016
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Eve Daniell (Nerone) and Lorena Paz Nieto (Drusilla) © Robert Workman
London

Flinty graves: a chilling L'incoronazione di Poppea from the Royal Academy of Music

By , 20 May 2016
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Emőke Barath © DR
Budapest

Duetti d'amore - Sabadus and Baráth explore baroque rarities in Budapest

By , 04 March 2016
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© Henrik Olund
Cleveland

In Cleveland, a Fearless Journey Across Centuries

By , 02 March 2016
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Andrew Harris (Neptune) and Halvor Melien (Jupiter) © Erik Berg
Oslo

The party’s over: Monteverdi’s Ritorno d’Ulisse in Oslo

By , 16 January 2016
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The Sixteen © Molina Visuals
Dublin

A Heavenly Vespers: The Sixteen soar in Monteverdi's masterpiece

By , 10 October 2015
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Mariana Flores (Eurydice), Francesca Aspromonte (Music), the EBS and Sir John Eliot Gardiner © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
London

Prom 25: Monteverdi's Orfeo forever fresh in Gardiner's hands

By , 04 August 2015
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Shaked Bar (Nerone) and Quiteria Muñoz Inglada (Poppea) © Paolo Conserva
Martina Franca

Monteverdi's Poppea crowned in a Baroque cloister in Martina Franca

By , 29 July 2015
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Jin-ah Huh (Eurydice) and Seil Kim (Orfeo) © Sejong Cultural Center
Seoul

A charming Monteverdi L'Orfeo at Seoul Metropolitan Opera

By , 26 July 2015
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner © Sim Canetty-Clarke
Costa Mesa

A world unlike any other: Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts Monteverdi' L'Orfeo

By , 25 April 2015
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Apollo's Fire © Apollo's Fire
Cleveland

Baroque Blues: Apollo's Fire in café style

By , 13 February 2015
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Miah Persson (Poppea) and Leonardo Cortellazzi (Nerone) © Lucie Jansch
Milan

Wilson's stunning L'incoronazione di Poppea at La Scala

By , 13 February 2015
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Harry Christophers and The Sixteen © Molina Visuals
Guildford

An absorbing Monteverdi Vespers at Guildford Cathedral by The Sixteen

By , 29 January 2015
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Gyula Orendt (Orfeo) and Mary Bevan (Eurydice) © Stephen Cummiskey | ROH/Roundhouse
London

Monteverdi's L'Orfeo: The Royal Opera goes Shakespearean at the Roundhouse

By , 13 January 2015
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Sandra Piques Eddy (Poppea) and James Laing (Nerone) © Tristram Kenton
Leeds

Opera North blends the beautiful with the cynical in The Coronation of Poppea

By , 04 October 2014
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Georg Nigl (Orfeo) © Monika Ritterhaus
Amsterdam

An emotionally powerful Orfeo in Amsterdam

By , 03 September 2014
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Stephanie Marshall (Nero) and  Lizzie Holmes (Poppea) © Emma Lambe
London

Love conquers all, kills some, exiles others: Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea at Grimeborn

By , 29 August 2014
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