We are honoured to have been asked to perform Purcell 'Dido and Aeneas' and Blow 'Venus and Adonis' in the famous acoustic of The Royal Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, as part of their Saturday Matinee series.
“15 fine players who caress the bare bones of Monteverdi’s score into wonderfully luscious, responsive accompaniments”
“Curnyn’s players glittered, danced, scythed and at times improvised their way through a fuller version of the score than we usually hear. Monteverdi has never sounded more persuasive, not even from Gardiner and company.”
“The sensational musicianship is not to be missed.”
“these expert musicians let Monteverdi speak to us like a contemporary.”
“Now that it’s teamed up with Christian Curnyn’s Early Opera Company, the Royal Opera seems unable to put a foot wrong with its forays into early music.”
“Find anything exciting happening in period opera in the UK and Curnyn will be involved, whether it’s conducting at the Wanamaker or ENO, recording Handel or directing his own projects.”