Roberta Mameli & La Venexiana
What happens when you bring together the world of jazz and that of Monteverdi? Is there a musical meeting point where both can fuse? Ensemble La Venexiana proves there is. With some excellent jazz musicians and the warm, narrating voice timbres of soprano Roberta Mameli they put Claudio’s original madrigals in a new light.
“In Monteverdi’s music there is something modern, something new and pathmaking that encourages you to do daring things and to push on to the cutting edge”, as artistic director Claudio Cavina puts it. Under his direction La Venexiana developed its own style: a warm, Mediterranean mix of textual recitation, rhetorical colour and harmonic refinement. With Round M the group pays homage to jazz, without however changing one single note in Monteverdi’s original scores.