Photo: Eric Richmond
I Fagiolini is a British solo-voice ensemble specialising in Renaissance and contemporary music. It has released 19 CDs and 3 DVDs including the world premiere recording of the Striggio 40-part mass which won the Gramophone and Diapason early music awards in 2011.
Prince Carlo Gesualdo was one of the most intriguing composers of the late Renaissance. His private life, bizarre behaviour and the planned double-murder of his wife and her lover have added to this allure. I Fagiolini and director John La Bouchardière have created Betrayal: A Polyphonic Crime Drama – a site-specific evening of love, intrigue and chilling secrets as the long-awaited follow up to their successful collaboration The Full Monteverdi. This will be a major event in 2015. Tickets for the premiere performances are now on sale as part of the Barbican’s season – available here from the Barbican box office. After the premiere, the show is at Cambridge in conjunction with Cambridge Early Music, and at the Ageas Salisbury International Festival.
For lots more detail in the run-up to the show, visit the Betrayal blog page – www.ifagiolini.com/betrayal
I Fagiolini’s next recording is an amazing collection of French 20th century pieces which it has been performing live for some time.