At the fall fair in Madrid


Let’s travel back in time for a moment. In 1600, the marriage between Henry IV of France and stranger Marie de Medicis took place in Florence. Vincenzo Gonzaga, a relative of the bride, is invited to the festival, and also with him Claudio Monteverdi, court composer. During the festivities (ten days of parties in Fiorentina) Eurydicea proto-opera by Jacopo Peri that would serve as a ignition for the composition Orpheus. Arts’ drive, now and always, has been “I do it better”. Monteverdi showed him Favola in music In 1607, after a long inactivity, it recovered again in the twentieth century as one of the titles in the repertory (that is, those programmed with some hesitation).

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