I Fagiolini [photo:  Keith Saunders]

I Fagiolini
Monteverdi: Flaming Heart

Wednesday 22 February 2017 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Robert Hollingworth director

Monteverdi     Flaming Heart


L’Orfeo  Act II

Madrigals from Book IV

Hor che’l ciel e la terra

Chiome d'oro

Zefiro torna

Ballo - Tirsi e Clori

Monteverdi specialists I Fagiolini mark the 450th anniversary of his birth with this ravishing selection of his music. They bring to life music from his early life in Mantua – passionate madrigals that gave birth to L’Orfeo, with a staged performance of the opera’s powerful messenger scene – and, from Venice, rarely-performed dance music, erotic miniatures and finally a firework from the famous collection Madrigals of War and Love.  The seven singers are joined by an instrumental ensemble for this celebration of Monteverdi’s expressive genius.

‘To feel the physicality of the music – the lacerating dissonances and the consoling resolutions - with such immediacy made this an unforgettable experience.’ Guardian

Here is a link to another Monteverdi project that I Fagiolini are currently working on.


Tickets: £18; concessions £16; students £5

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