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Friday 12 – Saturday 20 May 2017

Thursday 18 May, 7.45pm
St John's Smith Square


Matthew Long Orfeo
Rachel Ambrose Evans Euridice
Clare Wilkinson Proserpina
Ciara Hendrick Messenger
William Purefoy Speranza
Nicholas Hurndall Smith Apollo
Greg Skidmore Infernal Spirit
Charles Gibbs Plutone
Christopher Adams Caronte

I Fagiolini
The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Robert Hollingworth director
Thomas Guthrie stage director

Monteverdi Ancient and Modern 2: L’Orfeo (semi-staged)

Il Fagiolini

Masters of Monteverdi, I Fagiolini bring us the composer’s first opera in a creative semi-staging. L’Orfeo is a work with feet both in the new world of Baroque vocal expression and in the older Renaissance traditions of court entertainment and madrigal, but it is also quite simply opera’s first great masterpiece, a work of power, depth and beauty that never ceases to enthral.

Tickets  £45, £36, £27, £20

‘I Fagiolini has carved out a niche for itself ... in a performance style that is at once true to the period and communicative to today’s sophisticated audiences.’
The Telegraph

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2017 Funders

Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation
The Hargreaves and Ball Trust
The Kirby Laing Foundation
Fidelio Charitable Trust
The R K Charitable Trust

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