The musicians and choir of Concerto Italiano are one of the world’s most celebrated early music ensembles. Performing on 17th-century instruments, they vividly recreate the brilliant colours of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine 1610 (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin), a masterpiece of voices and instruments.
Blending Baroque operatic theatricality with the hallowed traditions of sacred music, the Vespers are a soaring and sublime evocation of heavenly power and the glory of 17th-century Venice. For 400 years their contrasting thrilling choruses and delicate instrumental music have entranced music lovers.
There are few performers who know Moneteverdi’s music as intimately as Concerto Italiano. Directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini, their recordings of Italian Baroque music have earned them international acclaim, and their vibrant performances of Baroque masterpieces have moved audiences around the world.
Download the Monteverdi: Vespers of 1610 event program here.
Sung in Latin.
Awards & Reviews
‘Flawless in structure, presentation and performance.’
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