Proms 2017 Tickets Competition
We are offering the chance to win a pair of Stalls tickets to either of our Proms Concerts this year. Details below: 

Prom 25 (Late night): Reformation 500th anniversary Bach & Schütz
Wed 2 Aug at 22.15

Prom 31Berlioz – The Damnation of Faust 
Tue 8 Aug at 19.30

To enter, please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with your name, concert of preference and correct answers to the the following questions:

What was the original name of the Royal Albert Hall?

In what year were the famous hanging acoustic discs installed in the ceiling of the Royal Albert Hall?

What programme did Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras perform at last year's Proms?

The deadline for entry is Wednesday 26th July 10am. Winners will be notified as soon as they have been selected. 

Please see Terms and Conditions below for further details.

Terms and Conditions

The promoter is: The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras Limited (company no. 01277513) whose registered office is at Level 6, 20 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QA.
The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 18 years or over except employees of The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras Limited and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
The closing date for entry will be Wednesday 26th July at 1pm. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  with name and answer to competition questions as well as your concert of preference.
1. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
2. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
3. The prize is as follows: a pair of Stalls tickets for either of our Proms 2017 performanes (for more information, please see
4.The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
5. Winners will be chosen at random, from all correctly answered entries received and verified by Promoter and or its agents.
6. The succesful respondant will be contacted as soon as the winner has been chosen, on the day of the deadline. If the individual cannot be contacted on that day or does not confirm acceptance of the prize by the end of the day, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
7. The promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected / is delivered.
8. The promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
9. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
10. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
11. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current UK data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
12. By entering the competition, participants agree to receive promotional material via email from Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras.
13. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
15. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
16. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras Limited and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy found at
17. The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras Limited shall have the right, at its sole discretion and at any time, to change or modify these terms and conditions, such change shall be effective immediately upon posting to this webpage.
18. The Monteverdi Choir and Orchestras Limited also reserves the right to cancel the competition if circumstances arise outside of its control.
19. By entering the competition by email, you agree to being added to our General Mailing List. You can unsubscribe from this list at any time. Your data will not be used for any other purpose and will not be passed on to any third-party organisation. 

Watch Trilogy Performances On Demand
Great news! You can now stream video-recordings of all three Trilogy Tour operas, performed at La Fenice, Venice, online. This is a brilliant opportunity to see these remarkable performances if you weren't able to make it live. Here is a taster from L'incoronazione di Poppea, with Soprano Hana Blažíková and Counter-tenor Kangmin Justin Kim singing unforgettable closing duet Pur ti Miro.


Sir John Eliot Gardiner receives La Fenice music award
cropresize foto premio una vita nella musica 2017 - gardiner

During our Monteverdi trilogy residency in Venice, Sir John Eliot Gardiner was honoured by Teatro La Fenice with a 'Lifetime in Music Award' for his services to music. The award was presented to him by La Fenice Artistic Director, Fortunato Ortombina at the culmination of an hour-long ceremony that featured performances from the Midi Ensemble and other notable award-winners.
Lex Greensill CBE Honour
lex greensillWe are delighted to announce that Lex Greensill, Founder and Chief Executive of our corporate partners, Greensill Capital, has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for Services to the economy in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Monteverdi 450 Tour Brochure
Monteverdi 450 Tour Brochure now available to view online. 

Great reviews of L'Orfeo at Colston Hall

© Paul Box

28 May 2017

The Guardian ★★★★★ by Andrew Clements
'Under John Eliot Gardiner and his exceptional group of musicians, every element in Monteverdi’s 1607 music drama was perfectly scaled and projected'

'This year, there’s no shortage of performances marking the 450th anniversary of the birth of Claudio Monteverdi. But if any of the events still to come match the concert stagings of the three surviving operas that John Eliot Gardiner is touring all summer with the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and his troupe of solo singers, we will be very lucky indeed.'

'Played straight through, without an interval, it was all magically coherent, every phrase totally memorable.'

The Times ★★★★★ by Rebecca Franks
'This production of the first great opera ever written is otherworldly and unforgettable, letting Monteverdi’s genius shine through'

'Monteverdi’s genius shone through at every turn in this vibrant, heartfelt performance...'

'Every soloist caught the ear, particularly Lucile Richardot’s plangent La Messaggera and Gianluca Buratto’s sepulchral Caronte/Plutone.' by Stephen Walsh
'A better presentation of this beautiful, serene masterpiece would be hard to imagine'

'The music’s madrigalian character means a lot of work for the chorus, and here the Monteverdi Choir were in their element, singing, dancing and acting with verve, precision but evident enjoyment.'

'Anna Dennis was excellent, for the third time of asking, as Speranza, the Hope that is abandoned entering Hades; Lucile Richardot handled superbly her long, slow entrance as the bearer of ill tidings. But in the end it was Adam and Buratto who mattered, the first great operatic confrontation; and Gardiner, the ultimate master of ceremonies.'

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