Monteverdi: I 7 peccatti capitali

Published on 28/07/2013

"THE 7 DEADLY SINS"

CAPELLA MEDITERRANEA, LEONARDO GARCÍA ALARCÓN​ ​

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Distribution :

MARIANA FLORES, SOPRANO 

FRANCESCA ASPROMONTE, SOPRANO 

CHRISTOPHER LOWREY, COUNTERTENOR 

EMILIANO GONZALEZ-TORO, TENOR 

MATHIAS VIDAL, TENOR 

GIANLUCA BURATTO, BASS

To mark the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth, Cappella Mediterranea wishes to pay homage to Monteverdi in a programme of compositions on the universal theme of the sins and the virtues, which is a constant in his operas, his madrigals and the Selva morale. In L’Incoronazione di Poppea – perhaps the most amoral opera in the history of music – he represents vice and its associated emotions; but he also offers a virtuous counterpart, a moral remedy to vice, in the madrigals of the Selva morale. This was the perspective in which I devised the project.

Excerpts from “L’Incoronazione di Poppea”, “Quatro Scherzo delle Ariose Vaghezze”, “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria”, “VIII libro dei Madrigali”, ...

Leonardo García Alarcón conducts “Eliogabalo” of Francesco Cavalli at the Paris Opera (Palais Garnier) from the 16th of September to the 15th of October (Stage director : Thomas Jolly)