A Journey through Monteverdi's Italy: Mantua
The Monteverdi Choir continues its exploration of Monteverdi's Italy with a performance in the Galleria degli Specchi at the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua, offering an exceptional opportunity to hear Monteverdi’s music in the home of the Gonzaga family. The Dukes of Mantua were patrons of some of the greatest poets, artists and musicians in Europe in the 16th and early 17th centuries. It was in their palace that Monteverdi composed and performed some of his greatest works, including his first opera L'Orfeo. The music performed includes Monteverdi's settings of texts by poets directly connected with the Mantuan court, including Ottavio Rinuccini and Scipione Agnelli, as well as Petrarch, the father of Italian humanism himself.
- English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir
- John Eliot Gardiner