Celebrating Monteverdi at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden

On September 28, tenor Rolando Villazón headlines a gala celebrating the music of Monteverdi at Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. Joining such early-music luminaries as mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozena, Rolando will be part of a program highlighting opera arias, madrigals, and instrumental music from the composer often credited with being one of the first to champion opera as a musical form.

This program also reunites Rolando with conductor Emmanuelle Haïm and Le Concert d’Astrée, with whom he previously recorded several dramatic works by Monteverdi, including Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, for Virgin Classics in 2007.