MONTEVERDI MUSIC CRUISE
Concerts and readings on board from Cremona to Mantua and Venice
3 – 4 June 2016
Monteverdi Festival sets sail for a new Music Cruise, ready for the journey that Monteverdi undertook so many times between Cremona, Mantua and Venice. Concerts on the deck and at the berth, in marvellous venues such as Gonzaga’s Palazzo Ducale or S. Giorgio Island. A boating holiday, a romantic dinner on the deck, floating on the water and discovering a stunning ancestrial landscapes.
Friday, 3 June
h. 8.45 – Meeting point in Largo Marinai d’Italia and boarding on Stradivari Boat, one of the biggest boats sailing down the River Po.
h. 9.00 – Departure from Cremona
h. 11.00 – Concert on the deck
ENSEMBLE VOZ LATINA
Music by C. Monteverdi, F. Caccini, F. Cavalli, T. Merula, B. Strozzi
Virgins and Nymphs, Muses and Goddesses, tears, joys and laments. Spring breeze and pitiful betrayals. Woman is the core of this concert, both sacred and secular, featuring music by Monteverdi, Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi, as well as by Latin American composers that Voz Latina, the ensemble founded in Cremona but of Argentinian descent, aims at rediscovering.
h. 12.30 – Lunch on board
h. 13.30 /14.00 – Arrival in Casalmaggiore and Bus Transfer to Sacchetta
h. 16.00 – Boarding at Sacchetta, destination Mantua
h. 18.00 – Arrival in Mantua. City touring.
h. 18.10 – BusTransfer to the hotel and return at h. 19.00 to Mantua town centre (optional)
h. 19.30 – Palazzo Ducale, Mantua
ENSEMBLE BAROCCO DELL’ORCHESTRA DA CAMERA DI MANTOVA
Francesco Moi, clavicembalo
IL COMBATTIMENTO DI TANCREDI E CLORINDA
by C. Monteverdi
in collaboration with Mantova Chamber Music Festival
Composed in 1624 for the Carnival season and published in the Eighth Book of madirigals (Venice, 1638), Il combattimento is an absolute masterpiece, combining both madrigal and dramatic style, in which Monteverdi is looking for innovative solutions as to music and theatre. Tancredi and Clorinda’s romance, set against the backdrop of the first crusade, and drawn from the La Gerusalemme liberata, will be evoked in the marvellous setting of Palazzo Ducale, with the voices of Anna Simboli, Mauro Borgioni and Raffaele Giordani.
h. 21.00 – Dinner on board in the middle of the Inferior Lake with a stunning view by night of Mantua’s skyline
h. 22.30 – Transfer to the hotel
Saturday, 4 June
h. 8.00 – Bus transfer from Mantua to Taglio di Po (RO)
h. 10.30 – Boarding at Taglio di Po, Motonave Delta Tour
h. 12.30 – Stop in Chioggia and short guided tour
h. 13.00 –Lunch on board, sailing towards Venice
h. 14.00 –Stop at the Island of S. Giorgio Maggiore
h. 14.30 – Concert at the Island of S. Giorgio
NUOVA BRIGATA PRETOLANA
Laura Catrani, soprano
CANTI D’AIA, DI BOTTEGA E DI CORTE
Music by C. Monteverdi and popular songs
Crossing a bridge over distant styles and ages, the soprano Laura Catrani meets the oral tradition of the Nuova Brigata Pretolana, combining war and love songs and Monteverdi’s scherzi and canzonette. With their rudimentary percussions (cutlery, bottles, sticks, trays, bricks and so on), bards and musicians give life to the Nymph, the Turkish Dame, 17th-century knights and ladies, and sing post-war popular tales, ballads and serenades. Performing music together, without denying their own identity, and discovering that a surprising common world still exists.
h. 16.00 – Panoramic tour of the Lagoon. Arrival in Venice, Zattere at h. 17.00, and transfer on foot to Teatro La Fenice.
h. 18.30 – Teatro La Fenice, Sale Apollinee
Francesca Aspromonte, soprano
Ivano Zanenghi, liuto
A DONNA BELLA E CRUDELE
Arias for soprano and continuo by Barbara Strozzi
in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro La Fenice, Venezia
A refined and intimate concert dedicated to one of the most fascinating women of the 17th century: daughter of the renown librettist Giulio Strozzi, Barbara was a prolific composer, she studied with Cesti and Cavalli and was member of the Accademia degli Unisoni in Venice. The concert will be held in the splendid neoclassical halls of Teatro La Fenice.
h. 21.15 –Transfer from Pontile Zattere to Tronchetto. Bus transfer to Cremona (due arrival at h. 24.00)
INFORMATION & BOOKING
Call Center Consorzio Navigare L’Adda
Opening hours: Mon – Sun: 10.00 a.m. 6.00 p.m.
Season nameMonteverdi Festival 2016 (English)
03.06.2016 - h.09:00
04.06.2016 - h.09:00
Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli