carnegie hall presents
Saturday, February 18, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Monteverdi’s grand opera L'incoronazione di Poppea—among the most seductive music he wrote—recounts a tale of adultery and murder in which there is no true “good guy.” Although his Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria has its noble characters, it too is populated by corrupt suitors, glutinous servants, and other rogues. On a more intimate scale, his dramatic and ravishingly beautiful madrigals form one the great bodies of music, rivaling the probing song cycles of the Romantics for their breadth of emotion.
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