Wednesday 07 December 2016 7.30pm

The Glory of Venice

Event details

  • 7.30pm. Milton Court Concert Hall, London, UK

  • Free pre-concert talk at 6.30pm

  • Richard Egarr director, harpsichord & organ

  • Rowan Pierce soprano

  • Carolyn Sampson soprano


  • A programme of Monteverdi motets and Venetian instrumental works by Dario Castello.


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About this concert

While painting took a backseat, music flourished in 17th century Venice.  The chief architect of this musical boom was Claudio Monteverdi, the 450th anniversary of whose birth the AAM is celebrating across the 2016-17 season.

Next to Monteverdi, Dario Castello enjoys a more modest reputation.  Indeed there is some question around whether he existed at all or whether the name is an anagram of that of the real composer of his music.  Whoever their author, his fiercely virtuosic, adventurous sonatas are more than equal to Monteverdi's sacred duets here brought to life by sopranos Carolyn Sampson and Rowan Pierce.

"Carolyn Sampson's voice combines pinpoint purity with an engaging warmth and beauty that has put her at the forefront of singers in the Early Music World."  OPERA NOW 

Please note:

Priority booking is available for AAM Society members.  For more information about supporting the Academy of Ancient Music, please contact Emma Fox at, or call 01223 341092.