Founded in 1986, I Fagiolini has made a name for innovative productions of music for vocal ensemble, including The Full Monteverdi (2004), a South African collaboration Simunye (2006) and in 2009 Tallis in Wonderland. In 2012 I Fagiolini and CIRCA launched How Like An Angel for the Cultural Olympiad, and Betrayal: a polyphonic crime drama premiered at the Barbican in May 2015. A year-long celebration of Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary featured performances at Glyndebourne, the Proms and the Edinburgh Festival, Antwerp and further afield. These progress in 2019, staged and with masks, in Stour, York and London with director Thomas Guthrie. Touring in 2020-21, The Call of Nature – A Four Seasons is a rich choral programme looking at composers’ views of nature over the centuries. Reprising its collaboration with Scottish Ensemble, an immersive Purcell dance programme is also in planning for 2021. I Fagiolini's most recent appearance at LDSM was in 2012.
*See the panel for details of I Fagiolini's event in the 2019 LDSM festival.