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Monteverdi Festival

41st edition

When
From 14/06/2024
to 23/06/2024
Where
Teatro A. Ponchielli
Corso V.Emanuele II, 52, Cremona
Contacts
Biglietteria + 39 0372 022001-002
Official site

The Monteverdi Festival is an international event that celebrates the music of Claudio Monteverdi, the legendary composer and father of Italian opera, in his hometown.
For over forty years, the Monteverdi Festival has been committed to promoting Monteverdi’s work throughout Italy and globally. The festival focuses on the broader musical repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries, encompassing sacred and secular music. It brings this ancient music to life through authentic performances and interpretations supported by thorough musicological and instrumental research. It brings this ancient music to life through authentic performances and interpretations supported by thorough musicological and instrumental research.

Claudio Monteverdi is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost innovators in music history and the creator of opera, the globally renowned Italian musical genre.
The Monteverdi Festival, organized by the Ponchielli Theater Foundation in Cremona and led by artistic director Andrea Cigni, features leading international artists and emerging young talents in its productions. Since 2021, the festival’s principal musical director has been Antonio Greco.
We deeply thank the festival’s main sponsors and invaluable partners for their indispensable support.

The more we study and perform Claudio Monteverdi’s work, and the more we strive to come closer to the original performance techniques, the more we realise how deeply it is rooted in its era. But at the same time it anticipates future eras with dizzying visionary power, and these two deepens our admiration for him and his work ‘where everything was born and everything is reborn’. In that fabulous past lie both our present and the germs of the future. Monteverdi was the father of melodrama, but also a multifaceted and complete author of sacred and profane masterpieces, vocal and instrumental, for the theatre, the church and the concert halls (which did not yet exist): in short he is our father in the heaven of music.
It is truly impossible to recount il divin Claudio and his all-embracing artistic personality: this ‘Festival 2024’, ten days of Monteverdi, always Monteverdi, emphatically Monteverdi, aims to try anyway.

Starting from a strong idea (questionable of course as everything is questionable) but, let’s say, at least a clear one: putting Monteverdi back in his own time, offering performances that comply with the philology of each text and the historically informed praxis; but the aim is also to show the links with musicians who preceded him and more so with those who followed him. It is to be aware that Monteverdi’s time is our time; that nothing is more contemporary than this man, and that the task of those who deal with him, organisers and artists, critics and intellectuals, politicians and spectators, is to seek our present in his past. Operas and masses, madrigals and canzonettas, ‘moral forests’ and Tasso’s battles: Monteverdi is like a jigsaw puzzle made up of infinite pieces that we will never be able to fit together. In the end, those pieces compose the portrait of an immense artist who, after four centuries, continues to astound and move us, exalt us and make us think. Above all he is still, and always will be, able to surprise us.


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Places

Palazzo Ala Ponzone

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Ala Ponzone
9 mt

Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli

Opera, concerti, prosa, danza e molto altro in un gioiello neoclassico nel cuore di Cremona, il Teatro Ponchielli firmato Canonica
  • Art & Culture
Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli
59 mt

Palazzo Silva Persichelli

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Silva Persichelli
112 mt

Chiesa dei SS. Marcellino e Pietro

  • Art & Culture
Chiesa dei SS. Marcellino e Pietro
131 mt

Chiesa di Santa Lucia

  • Art & Culture
Chiesa di Santa Lucia
168 mt

Church of St. Peter on the Po

  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Peter on the Po
169 mt

Parco al Po

The Po Park creates a filter between the city and the naturalistic area of ​​the Po river and its banks.
  • Parks
Parco al Po
256 mt

Monastery of Santa Chiara

  • Art & Culture
Monastery of Santa Chiara
256 mt

Piazza S.A.M. Zaccaria

  • Art & Culture
Piazza S.A.M. Zaccaria
256 mt

Cremona

Cremona è il capoluogo della provincia.
  • Art & Culture
Cremona
256 mt

Palazzo Roncadelli Pallavicino Ariguzzi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Roncadelli Pallavicino Ariguzzi
261 mt

Church of St. Augustine

Eretta fra il 1339 e il 1345 nelle forme tipiche del gotico monastico lombardo.
  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Augustine
290 mt

Violin Craftmanship Cremona

  • Unesco Sites
Botteghe liuteria, Cremona
309 mt

Museo del Violino

Da Stradivari a oggi. Il Museo del Violino custodisce 5 secoli di storia della liuteria. E un avveniristico teatro
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Violino
317 mt

Palazzo Schinchinelli Martini

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Schinchinelli Martini
320 mt

Sant'Omobono and its square

  • Art & Culture
Sant'Omobono and its square
330 mt

Palazzo Cattaneo

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Cattaneo
334 mt

Galleria XXV Aprile

  • Art & Culture
Galleria XXV Aprile
338 mt

Palazzo Mina Bolzesi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Mina Bolzesi
413 mt

Palazzo del Comune

The thirteenth-century "Palazzo del Comune", the Town Hall, is opposite the Cathedral
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo del Comune
413 mt

Events

THE SOUND OF STRADIVARI

Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5
01/01/2024 - 31/12/2024
  • Musica e spettacolo
THE SOUND OF STRADIVARI
321 mt

Where to sleep

ALLOGGIO GALLI

Cremona
ALLOGGIO GALLI
180 mt

COSY STUDIO

Cremona
COSY STUDIO
180 mt

COSY STUDIO

Cremona
COSY STUDIO
180 mt

CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA

Cremona
CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA
189 mt

CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA

Cremona
CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA
189 mt

APPARTAMENTO ELENA

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO ELENA
217 mt

B&B VOLPE

Cremona
B&B VOLPE
246 mt

HOTEL IMPERO

Cremona
HOTEL IMPERO
293 mt

APPARTAMENTO SAN OMOBONO

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO SAN OMOBONO
325 mt

ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO 1 (PT INT 3) DI NAMIK NARJAKU

Cremona
ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO 1 (PT INT 3) DI NAMIK NARJAKU
344 mt

ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO 2 (P1 INT 2)

Cremona
ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO 2 (P1 INT 2)
344 mt

ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO 3 (P1 INT 1) DI NAMIK NARJAKU

Cremona
ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO 3 (P1 INT 1) DI NAMIK NARJAKU
344 mt

MY HOUSE APARTMENTS

Cremona
MY HOUSE APARTMENTS
363 mt

CASA VIDA

Cremona
CASA VIDA
371 mt

CASA VIDA

Cremona
CASA VIDA
371 mt

HOTEL DUOMO

Cremona
HOTEL DUOMO
378 mt

HOTEL ASTORIA

Cremona
HOTEL ASTORIA
410 mt

B&B IL VIOLINO

Cremona
B&B IL VIOLINO
419 mt

LA VISTA 1

Cremona
LA VISTA 1
427 mt

LA VISTA

Cremona
LA VISTA
437 mt