June 7-10, 2023
John Eliot Gardiner in Residency
Open rehearsals take place June 7th, 8th and 9th, with a formal performance on June 10th.
John Eliot Gardiner’s residency at Monteverdi Tuscany will gather outstanding performers of Italian seventeenth-century music to explore the work of the composer perhaps closest to his heart: Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643). Monteverdi, the namesake of both this hotel and Gardiner’s world-famous choir, succeeded at expressing human passions in music with a vividness comparable to Shakespeare in words, or Caravaggio in paint. The singers and instrumentalists will spend four days rehearsing musical settings of love poetry from Monteverdi’s 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th books of madrigals, as well as sacred music, in preparation for a major project of filmed performances in Rome, Cremona, Mantua and Venice.
About John Eliot Gardiner
John Eliot Gardiner is celebrated as one of the world’s most innovative and dynamic musicians. His work as Founder and Artistic Director of the Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras has marked him out as a key figure both in the early music revival and as a revelatory conductor of an exceptionally broad range of music.
Recent achievements with the Monteverdi ensembles include critically acclaimed performances of Berlioz’s L’enfance du Christ and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Symphonies by Haydn and Mozart at venues in Europe and the US, a GRAMMY nominated live streamed performance of Bach’s St John Passion from Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre, new productions of Handel’s Semele and Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini and the RPS award winning Monteverdi 450 project.
His wide-ranging repertoire is illustrated by his extensive catalogue of award-winning recordings with the Monteverdi ensembles and other leading orchestras. He holds two Grammy awards and has received more Gramophone Awards than any other living artist. Gardiner is a regular guest of the world’s leading symphony orchestras, including the London Symphony Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, conducting repertoire from the 16th to the 20th centuries.
An authority on the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Gardiner’s book, Music in the Castle of Heaven: A Portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach, was published in October 2013 by Allen Lane, leading to the Prix des Muses award (Singer-Polignac). He was awarded a knighthood for his services to music in the 1998 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
About This Event:
Date: June 7-10, 2023
Price: Free and open to all.
Location: Chiesa di Sant’Andrea