|Active from 1996|
|Albums Quarto Libro dei Madrigali|
Members Claudio Cavina, Fabio Bonizzoni, Rossana Bertini
Record labels Glossa, Erato Records, Opus 111, Naxos, Cantus Records
Similar Concerto Italiano, Roberta Mameli, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Claudio Monteverdi, La Compagnia del Madri
Monteverdi dar la notte la venexiana
La Venexiana (founded 1998) is an Italian early music ensemble founded and led by Claudio Cavina, an Italian countertenor and conductor.
- Monteverdi dar la notte la venexiana
- Monteverdi sfogava con le stelle 5 la venexiana
Cavina studied in Bologna with the American singer and musicologist Candace Smith, and then with the Swiss baritone Kurt Widmer and Belgian countertenor and conductor René Jacobs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, then appeared regularly as a countertenor soloist and in choral works. La Venexiana, taking its name from an anonymous comedy La Venexiana (play) ("The Venetian Girl" c.1537) was created to focus on the core 4 and 5 voice madrigal repertory of Sigismondo d'India, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, Barbara Strozzi, Gesualdo da Venosa and Claudio Monteverdi. The ensemble has later broadened to be the base of Cavina's productions and recordings of operas by Monteverdi and Francesco Cavalli.
With Cavina's increasing focus on opera, members of the ensemble have concurrently formed La Compagnia del Madrigale which has continued the Gesualdo series on Glossa.
Monteverdi sfogava con le stelle 5 la venexiana
Sfogava con le stelleMadrigals - Book 4 · 2004
Perfidissimo voltoMonteverdi: Madrigals - Book 3 (Il Terzo Libro De' Madrigali - 1592) (La Venexiana) · 2002
Symphonia: Tempro la cetraMonteverdi - C: Madrigals - Book 7 (La Venexiana) · 2004