Monteverdi in Mantua - the Genius of the Vespers
Simon Russell Beale travels to Italy to explore the story of the Duke of Mantua and his court composer Claudio Monteverdi during the late Italian Renaissance.
Simon Russell Beale travels to Italy to explore the story of the notorious Duke of Mantua and his long-suffering court composer Claudio Monteverdi during the turbulent times of the late Italian Renaissance. Out of the volatile relationship between the duke and the composer came Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, a major turning point in western music. The Sixteen, led by Harry Christophers, explore some of the radical and beautiful choral music in this dramatic composition.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
|Presenter||Simon Russell Beale|
|Executive Producer||Mark Cooper|
|Executive Producer||Helen Mansfield|