A mediaeval battle, a battle of emotions, a poetical circle inspired by the music of Monteverdi

08 to 09 april 2017


A staged concert featuring ancient music, a mediaeval battle, a battle of emotions, a poetical circle inspired by the compositions of Claudio Monteverdi, who revolutionised music with his unique understanding that it had to express the emotional lines of the text.

Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda” was first performed in 1624 in the Venetian palace of Girolamo Mocenigo, and was later published as part of Monteverdi’s Eighth Book of Madrigals (1638). In this musical play, the dramatic onus falls on the role of “testo”, the tenor who narrates the story of the warring and amorous adventures of the protagonists. History allows us to reflect on the nature of love, loss, and relationships understood as struggles. These themes are a constant in several of the composer’s madrigals, little gems that speak to us about the mysteries of love, seduction, and human relations.



The team


Conductor: Fausto Nardi

Performance director and dramatist: Joan Anton Rechi


Soprano: Rocío Martínez

Mezzosoprano: Anna Alàs i Jové

Tenor: David Alegret

Tenor: Víctor Sordo


Vespres d'Arnadí, Orquesta Barroca


Violin I: Pedro Gandía

Violin II: Kepa Artetxe

Viola: Natan Paruzel

Violonchello: Alberto Guerrero

Violone: Paolo Zuccheri

Clave and organ: Dani Espasa

Theorbo and Baroque guitar: Manuel Minguillón

Lighting design: Alberto Rodríguez

Wardrobe design: Mercè Paloma


Produced by the Castell Peralada Festival


Día 8. 20:00 h.

Día 9. 19:00 h.


from €12 to €42 / discounts

Applicable discounts:

Friends of the Arriaga: 40%

Groups, large families, under 30’s and over 65’s, people with a disability in excess of 33% and the unemployed: 25%.

Last Minute Discount: 50% (for the aforementioned groups, except Friends of the Arriaga)

Disabled people in a wheelchair: 50% (stalls in front of the stage and one companion)


94 minutes