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Claudio Monteverdi

Italian Renaissance operatic composer
(1567-1643)




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Some notable Monteverdi operas: Orfeo; L'Arianna; Il combattimento di Tancredi e di Clorinda (The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda); Il ritorno di Ulisse in Patria (The Return of Ulysses to His Country); and L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea).


Claudio Monteverdi, 1640 (image)


Claudio Monteverdi, 1640.

Copy by an anonymous artist of a 1640 portrait of Claudio Monteverdi by Bernardo Strozzi (1581-1644).

This work is held by the Gallerie dall'Accademia in Venice, Italy.


Claudio Monteverdi, circa 1597 (image)

Claudio Monteverdi, circa 1597, about age 30, when he was still at the Gonzaga Court in Mantua, Italy. This is thought to be the earliest known image of Monteverdi.

This painting is now held by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, England.


Claudio Moneverdi's tomb (image)

The tomb of Claudio Monteverdi in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice, Italy.

Photo: LupoCapra.





Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi (image)

Title page of Monteverdi's opera, L'Orfeo, Venice edition, which was published by Ricciardo Amadino in Venice in 1609.


Monteverdi's Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (image)

Music score for Monteverdi's Conbattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda).




The prologue to Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea)


The Coronation of Poppea, an opera by Claudio Monteverdi (image)


A scene from Monteverdi's opera, L'incoronazione di Poppea (The Coronation of Poppea), is shown on this 1999 stamp from San Marino





Claudio Monteverdi's letter to patron, 1567 (image)

A letter, dated 15 May 1567, from Monteverdi to his patron.


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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of Claudio Monteverdi, his music, activities, friends and family, and the various places where the composer lived and wrote.


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