18 May 2017 10:00
Robert Hollingworth’s ensemble I Fagiolini gave a semi-staged performance of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in the London Festival of Baroque Music at St. John’s Smith Square on Thursday 18th May 2017. The brilliant Matthew Long performed the role of Orfeo.
Glowing from an utterly glorious #Monteverdi L'Orfeo with @ifagiolini complete with sackbuts & cornetti pic.twitter.com/r6fGyTs4g1— Jim Clifford OBE (@Clifford_Jim) May 18, 2017
This was the first of three performances scheduled for 2017; Purbeck and Cheltenham will host the subsequent ones. We had previously performed L’Orfeo in the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista in Venice (November 2015). It was a very memorable experience. With my fairly limited role in the proceedings, I was able to take several photographs and I was delighted to see that one of my photographs of the whole group had been used in the festival brochure.
It's late, admittedly. But it follows an extraordinary night of #Monteverdi from @ifagiolini at @StJohnsSmithSq @LondonFBM - Lush. pic.twitter.com/SqIg4ieZ7T— Holly Peristiani (@hollyskellyperi) May 18, 2017