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Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi

Born Cremona, 15 May 1567.

Died Venice, 29 November 1643.

Italian composer.

Monteverdi's surviving stage works - three full length operas and two short entertainments - now seem astonishingly modern in outlook. The more they are seen, the more their quality is revealed, and the more tragic it becomes that other works have failed to survive.

Operas performed in Scotland are shown in bold:-

01   L'Orfeo (Mantua 1607) (Striggio)

02   Arianna (Mantua 1608, rev Venice 1640) (lost)            

03   Il ballo delle ingrate (Mantua 1608) (Rinuccini)

04   Il combattimento de Tancredi e Clorinda (Venice 1624) (Tasso)

05   Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (Venice 1641) (Badoaro)

06   Le nozze d’Enea in Lavinia (Venice 1641) (lost)

07   L'incoronazione di Poppea (Venice 1643) (Busenello)

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