Monteverdi: Madrigals of War and Love
The Crescent Theatre
Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE.
Free to BCU staff & Students*.
*Please note that there is a strict deadline of Thu 7 June at 12 noon for staff & students to book complimentary tickets.
Conductor Jeffrey Skidmore
Director Matthew Sharpe
Vocalists from Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
Monteverdi Madrigals of War and Love
With spell-binding intimacy, Father of Opera and Archetypal Troubadour - Claudio Monteverdi - spins epic tales of conquered hearts and lovelorn battlefields. In this staged production, iconic madrigals like Lamento della Ninfa and Tancredi e Clorinda weave together with lesser-known gems to create an Ariadne’s Thread of breath-taking music and compelling drama that traces a path to the core of what it is to love, fight, lose and overcome.