Claudio Monteverdi

Composer Claudio Monteverdi as depicted in the portrait by Bernardo Strozzi)
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Monteverdi lived at the crossroads of the Renaissance and the Baroque, and his operas changed the course of music history. This week on Sunday Night at the Opera, tune in at 8:30 for Monteverdi's final masterpiece, "The Coronation of Poppea."

November 20

Hear Monteverdi's Orfeo on-demand on WCRB In Concert with the Boston Early Music Festival.

Monteverdi's The Coronation of Poppea, recorded in performance at the 2015 Boston Early Music Festival

Poppea - Amanda Forsythe
Nerone (Nero) - David Hansen
Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble, Stephen Stubbs and Paul O'Dette, musical directors

Download cast list, program notes, and libretto for Poppea

This concert is no longer available.

Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses, recorded in performance at the 2015 Boston Early Music Festival

Ulysses - Colin Balzer
Penelope - Mary-Ellen Nesi
Telemaco - Zachary Wilder
Boston Early Music Festival Chamber and Dance Ensembles, Stephen Stubbs and Paul O'Dette, musical directors

Download cast list, program notes, and libretto for Ulisse

This concert is no longer available.

In a project of unprecedented artistic ambition, the Boston Early Music Festival performed groundbreaking operas by Monteverdi. Now WCRB brings you these performances, on-demand.

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