Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

Claudio Monteverdi 

Love and hate, war and peace. Pure musical theatre magnified by the elegance of Magdalena Kožená.

Magdalena Kožená
Magdalena Kožená © Julia Wesely
Andrea Marcon
Andrea Marcon © Harald Hoffmann
Magdalena Kožená
© Perta Hajská


Due to the curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., the hours of evening performances have been changed to allow you to return home more serenely.
In order to ensure the best possible seats for the exceptional circumstances we are going through, online booking is temporarily suspended for this concert. The Theater is at your disposal to process your seat requests by phone at 01 49 52 50 50 or at the Box office.

Magdalena Kožená | mezzo-soprano

La Cetra - Barockorchester Basel
Andrea Marcon | direction and harpsichord


First part
Ucellini Aria Quinta sopra la Bergamasca a tre
Monteverdi « Disprezzata Regina », aria from L'Incoronazione di Poppea 
Merula « Folle è ben che si crede», extrait de Curtio precipitato et altri capricii composti in diversi modi vaghi e leggiadri a voce sola Op. 13/6
Castello Sonata XV a quattro
Ivanovic Ariana has a problem
Berio Sequenza III, for female voice
Merula Sonata XXIV a tre, « Ballo detto Pollicio »
Marini Passacaglio a quattro

Sung in Italian with French and English subtitles

To read

Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, inspired by Jerusalem Delivered by Tasso is a magnificent illustration of the art of Monteverde. A theatre in miniature, the work is a unique synthesis of the madrigal and opera. Monteverdi's aim was to illustrate three fundamental "moods" (anger, moderation, humility) through a new musical language. And the result is dazzlingly poetic and inventive. The pieces gathered by Magdalena Kožená around this "founding" Combat are a very representative anthology of the Italian music of this innovative Italian seicento and two modern pieces, but which are in perfect resonance with their elders, Luciano Berio's La Sequenza III where here the parlando becomes whispered.

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Le Combat de Tancrède et Clorinde

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda

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