COMBATTIMENTO

COMBATTIMENTO

COMBATTIMENTO

Love and fightings in the Monteverdi madrigals
World premièred on 1st August 2016 at the Carmen Cloister of Festival Castell Peralada


Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)


Sara BLANCH, soprano Anna ALÀS, mezzosoprano David ALEGRET, tenor Víctor SORDO, tenor

Joan Anton RECHI, stage direction and dramaturgy Fausto NARDI, conductor

VESPRES D’ARNADÍ
Lina TUR BONET, violin I Farran SYLVAN JAMES, violin II Natan PARUZEL, viola
Alberto GUERRERO, violoncello Mario LISARDE, violone Manuel MINGUILLÓN, tiorba Dani ESPASA, harpsichord

Alberto RODRÍGUEZ VEGA, lighting Mercè PALOMA, costume design

PRODUCTION OF THE CASTELL DE PERALADA FESTIVAL


Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

1) Tempro la cetra (llibre VII, 1619)
2) Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (Madrigali guerrieri e amorosi, llibre VIII, 1638)
3) Il Lamento della Ninfa (Madrigali guerrieri e amorosi, llibre VIII, 1638)
4) Chiome d’oro (llibre VII, 1619)
5) Zefiro torna (llibre IX, 1651)
6) Damigella tutta bella (Scherzi musicali, 1607)
7) Interrotte speranze (llibre VII, 1619)
8) Ohimè dov’è il mio ben (llibre VII, 1619)
9) Se i languidi miei sguardi (llibre VII, 1619)
10) Lidia spina del mio core (Scherzi Musicali, 1607)
11) Lamento d’Arianna (L’Arianna, 1608)
12) Et è pur dunque vero (Scherzi Musicale, 1632)
13) Ohimè, ch’io cado (1624)
14) Si dolce è il tormento (1624)
15) Pur ti miro (L’Incoronazione di Poppea, 1642)


Love and fightings in the Monteverdi madrigals


“Fa che ritorni il mio amor com’ei pur fu, o tu m’ancidi, ch’io non mi tormenti più…”
“Haz que vuelva mi amor, tal como antaño fue… o déjame morir para que no sufra más.”
Lamento della Ninfa


Claudio Monteverdi revolutionised music with his unique way of interpreting how it should express the emotional lines in a text. Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda is an excellent example of this. A story that helps us reflect on the nature of love, loss and relationships understood as struggles. Subjects that are a constant theme running through some of his madrigals. Tiny jewels that talk of relationships, of the mystery of love, of seduction, of falling in love or imposing it on others, of finding it or losing it...and in the end discovering that we cannot live without it.
A mediaeval fight, an emotional fight. A poetic circle inspired by the music of Monteverdi.