Il Complesso Barocco

About Il Complesso Barocco

Il Complesso Barocco was an ensemble devoted mainly to the performance of Baroque music. The group played an essential role in the revival of Baroque opera, not least because of the scholarship and pioneering work of founder and conductor Alan Curtis, who fashioned authentic versions of operas by Monteverdi (L'incoronazione di Poppea), Handel (Admeto), and other Baroque stalwarts. Over the years, Il Complesso Barocco came to be identified with the operas of Handel and Vivaldi and with late-madrigal fare. Among the ensemble's first recordings was a performance of Handel's Admeto. Il Complesso Barocco appeared in the 1995 film Gesualdo: Death for Five Voices. In 2006, the group made the world-premiere recording of Vivaldi's Montezuma. A successful collaboration with Joyce DiDonato led to a Grammy nomination for the 2012 album Drama Queens. In 2013, Curtis led Il Complesso Barocco in a recording of Vivaldi's Catone in Utica.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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