Monteverdi Vespers (1610)

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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.’

Featured Artists

The English Concert
The English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble
Garsington Opera Chorus

Laurence Cummings conductor
Mary Bevan soprano
Sophie Bevan soprano
Benjamin Hulett tenor
Robert Murray tenor
James Way tenor

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