To conclude our Monteverdi 450 celebrations we were privileged to have the opportunity to perform a final concert in the glorious surroundings of the Raphael Cartoons Gallery at the Victoria & Albert Museum on Friday 15 December.

Sir John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir and our cast of international soloists performed highlights from the trilogy  tour as part of the V&A’s Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition.

This concluding concert was MCO's only London performances of the trilogy during 2017. The evening also marked 50 years since  John Eliot Gardiner first conducted at the V&A with his newly formed Monteverdi Choir to mark the Venetian master's 400th anniversary in 1967.

MONTEVERDI 450 at V&A on Friday 15 December 2017

Concert included highlights from the Monteverdi Trilogy: L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, L’incoronazione di Poppea and other Monteverdi favourites.

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
Sir John Eliot Gardiner -  conductor

Soloists: Francesca Boncompagni, Silvia Frigato, Francesca Biliotti, Reginald Mobley, Marianna Pizzolato, Carlo Vistoli, Francisco Fernández-Rueda, Gareth Treseder, Robert Burt, Furio Zanasi, Krystian Adam

Read the evening programme here: