The English Concert launches their new partnership with Garsington Opera with a trio of performances of Monteverdi’s stunning Vespers (1610) under Laurence Cummings.
This atmospheric choral masterpiece was the composer’s first sacred work and one of the most ambitious and extensive to be composed before Bach. Written three years before becoming maestro di cappella at St Mark’s in Venice, its brilliant display of style, rich choruses and moving arias showcase Monteverdi’s genius as the ‘Father of opera.’
The English Concert The English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble Garsington Opera Chorus
Laurence Cummingsconductor Mary Bevansoprano Sophie Bevansoprano Benjamin Huletttenor Robert Murraytenor James Waytenor