Monteverdi : Vespro della Beata Vergine

10 and 11 June 2017
Approximate duration: 
1h40 without interval

Raphaël Pichon and his extraordinary Ensemble Pygmalion continue to explore the great masterpieces of western music. 


Interpreting Monteverdi’s Vespers in Versailles, a founding work composed in 1610, he succeeds John Eliot Gardiner, who placed it at the very heart of his work. It is not an accident, it is filiation: for Monteverdi’s anniversary, Gardiner has asked the young conductor to conduct the Vespers during the festival he directs in Leipzig! Under such auspices, Monteverdi’s choral monument and baroque masterpiece fulfil the high ambitions that Pygmalion has defended over the last decade. Nearer to thee my God…



Claudio Monteverdi  (1567-1643)
Vespro della Beata Vergine




Giuseppina Bridelli Soprano

Eva Zaicik Mezzo-soprano

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro Tenor

Magnus Staveland Tenor

Virgile Ancely Bass


Ensemble Pygmalion

Raphaël Pichon Conductor