Espectáculo finalizado


  • Date: 27 and 28 November, 8 p.m.
  • Duration: 78 min
  • Hall: Other Venues

Competing Emotions 

In the ring of life, we are prisoners of the great battle of emotions. 400 years ago, Claudio Monteverdi showed the world the power of lyrical theatre, he explored these to confront life and death, light and darkness, love and the tragedy of loss. In 2024, Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, will celebrate its premiere four centuries ago in Venice. Yet its modernity remains intact. Stage director Joan Anton Rechi proposes a boxing match where the characters are masked fighters in medieval dress; they wage the battle of life by singing the most beautiful madrigals. 

A cutting edge stage production for a music that continues to sound contemporary, Combattimento, with the Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla (Baroque Orchestra of Seville) is led by Fausto Nardi and a team of four singers, specialists in Monteverdi. We recognise that the profound but conflicting emotions are always the same, whether they are past or present. 

  • Musical director: Fausto Nardi
  • Stage Director and dramaturgy: Joan Anton Rechi
  • Costume design: Mercè Paloma
  • Lighting design: Alberto Rodríguez

Producción del Festival Castell de Peralada

Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla**

*En la retransmisión Sara Blanch
**En la retransmisión Orquesta Vespres D’Anardí


  • Soprano: Rocío Martínez*
  • Mezzo: Anna Alàs i Jové
  • Tenor: David Alegret
  • Tenor: Víctor Sordo

Actividades paralelas

Parallel activities


Due to the impossibility of carrying out the Combattimento show at the Maestranza, the production of the Castell de Peralada Festival can be seen online on our YouTube channel on November 27 and 28 at 8:00 p.m.


The press says

Il combattimento de Monteverdi en el Festival de Peralada

Y Monteverdi se impuso