by Claudio Monteverdi

ensemble Concerto Italiano
conductor Rinaldo Alessandrini

supported by Fondazione Carla Fendi

In this year of the Jubilee of Mercy the Carla Fendi Foundation wanted to dedicate to the Spoleto Festival of 2Worlds, a moment of intense spirituality with the performance of VESPERS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN by CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI.
Entrusted to the conductor Maestro Rinaldo Alessandrini, the greatest custodian of baroque style tradition.

THE VESPERS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN is the baroque masterpiece by Claudio Monteverdi, a monumental work for 10 voices, two mixed choirs and orchestra, composed in 1610 as his first sacred work. The piece is performed on this occasion in the vivid and brilliant version of the ensemble Concerto Italiano conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini. The ensemble is among the Italian groups that have emerged in recent years for having revolutionized the criteria governing the performance of early music, from the madrigal repertoire - and Monteverdi in particular - up to the orchestral and operatic ones for the eighteenth-century repertoire.