Norwich Opera Club: AGM and Orfeo, Monteverdi

Tonight’s programme: Annual General Meeting of Norwich Opera Club followed by a screening of Monteverdi’s Orfeo (DVD presented by Kay Sanderson). Norwich Opera Club is a sociable, informal gathering of opera enthusiasts. The Club doesn’t produce performances, so you don’t need to be able to sing.  You may want to learn more, you may want…

Prom 25: Monteverdi’s Orfeo forever fresh in Gardiner’s hands

For over 20 years the Gonzagas paid him late, ignored his personal tragedies, and treated him in all practical terms with cruel contempt. Monteverdi, nevertheless, created extraordinary music in the Gonzaga court (before moving, at last, to Venice in 1613, where he would soon be properly appreciated): and top of the list of his Mantuan…