The Seven Deadly Sins – Homage to Claudio Monteverdi

Cappella Mediterranea (photo: Gabriel Balaguera)

Claudio Monteverdi is regarded as the first great opera composer in music history. But not only that: he also broke new ground with his sacred vocal music at the beginning of the 17th century. What makes his music so special? He was able to express the entire range of human emotions: love, hate, joy, sorrow, anger, humility and much more. Leonardo García Alarcón has put together an exciting programme on the theme of the seven deadly sins for his ensemble Cappella Mediterranea from Monteverdi’s operas and spiritual works, reflecting the composer’s complete expressive spectrum.

Cappella Mediterranea

Leonardo García Alarcón direction, spinet and organ

Mariana Flores soprano

Coline Dutilleul mezzo-soprano

Christopher Lowrey countertenor

Valerio Contaldo tenor

Matthew Newlin tenor

Andreas Wolf bass

The seven deadly sins

Claudio Monteverdi

Excerpts from L’incoronazione di Poppea, Quarto scherzo delle ariose vaghezze, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria, Selva morale e spirituale, L’Orfeo and the Libri dei madrigali

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Leonardo García Alarcón (photo: Bouchra Jarrar)