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Visiting Artist Series: Les Arts Florissants: Mantova - Madrigals of Monteverdi

  • Conservatory Concert Hall 3 Conservatory Drive Singapore 117376 (map)




Find out more about this evening's programme:

Paul Agnew, Musical Direction / tenor of Les Arts Florissants, presents their CD - Monteverdi Madrigali, vol. 2 "Mantova". The same programme will be performed at YST Concert Hall on 30 March 2017.

Paul Agnew, Musical direction and tenor
Rachel Redmond, soprano
Miriam Allan, soprano
Mélodie Ruvio, contralto
Sean Clayton, tenor
Alan Ewing, bass

Thomas Dunford, Massimo Moscardo, lute
Marie van Rhijn, harpsichord

Quarto Libro di madrigali: I. Sfogava con le stelle     
Quarto Libro di madrigali: II. Si ch'io vorrei morire   
Quarto Libro di madrigali: III. Voi pur da me partite    
Quarto Libro di madrigali: IV. Anima dolorosa
A un giro sol de’ bell’ occhi lucenti,
Quarto Libro di madrigali: V. Piagn' e sospira, e quand' i caldi raggi    

Quinto Libro di madrigali: I. Cruda Amarilli, che col nome ancora       
Quinto Libro di madrigali: II. O Mirtillo, Mirtill' anima mia       
Quinto Libro di madrigali: III. Era l'anima mia   
Quinto Libro di madrigali: IV. T'amo mia vita, la mia cara vita     
Quinto Libro di madrigali: V. E cosi a poco a poco     

Sesto Libro di madrigali, Lamento d'Arianna: I. Lasciatemi morire  
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Lamento d'Arianna: II. O Teseo, o Teseo moi     
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Lamento d'Arianna: III. Dove, dove è la fede
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Lamento d'Arianna: IV. Ahi, che non pur risponde     
Ohimè il bel viso  
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Sestina: I. Incenerite spoglie, avara tomba   
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Sestina: II. Ditelo, o fiumi, e voi, ch'udiste Glauco  
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Sestina: III. Dara la notte il sol lume alla terra   
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Sestina: IV. Ma te raccogli, O Ninfa, in grembo 'l Cielo      
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Sestina: V. O chiome d'or, neve gentil del seno       
Sesto Libro di madrigali, Sestina: VI. Dunque, amate reliqui, un mar di pianto      
Sesto Libro di madrigali: Zefiro torna, e 'l bel tempo rimena

After having presented all of Monteverdi’s madrigals, Paul Agnew and Les Arts Florissants pursue their exploration of this repertoire, with a programme gathering extracts from Books IV, V and VI.


About Les Arts Florissants:

An ensemble of singers and instrumentalists specialized in the performance of Baroque music on period instruments, Les Arts Florissants are renowned the world over. Founded in 1979 by the Franco-American harpsichordist and conductor William Christie, the Ensemble, named after a short opera by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, has played a pioneering role in the revival of a Baroque repertoire that had long been neglected (including the rediscovery of countless treasures in the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France). Today that repertoire is widely performed and admired: not only French music from the reign of Louis XIV, but also more generally European music of the 17th and 18th centuries. The Ensemble is directed by William Christie who, since 2007, has regularly passed the conductor’s baton over to British tenor Paul Agnew.


Les Arts Florissants receives financial support from the Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Département de la Vendée. The Ensemble has been in residence at the Philharmonie de Paris since 2015. The Selz Foundation, American Friends of Les Arts Florissants and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank are Principal Sponsors.



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Earlier Event: March 29
Wednesday Noon Recital
Later Event: March 31
ACM Lunchtime Series: Jazz