Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento in Turku, Finland
On August 14 and 15, Rolando and a stellar ensemble of singers and musicians bring Monteverdi’s Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda to life at the Turku Music Festival in Finland. Monteverdi’s musical drama centers around three singers – Rolando, tenor Topi Lehtipuu, and soprano Sandrine Piau – who recount the tragic love story of Clorinda and Tancredi, caught in the politics and violence of the first crusade. The magnificent conductor Emmanuelle Haïm leads her celebrated baroque orchestra Le Concert d’Astrée for these two concerts. Alongside the opera scena, the program will also include arias and duets by Monteverdi and other Baroque composers.