Monteverdi 450 Costume Auction - 12-17 December
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This is your chance to own a piece of Monteverdi 450 history!

Throughout 2017, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and the Monteverdi Choir embarked on a monumetal project touring Claudio Monteverdi's three surviving operas in celebration of the 450th anniversary of his birth. The Monteverdi 450 Trilogy Tour took audiences by storm commencing fittingly at Venice's Teatro La Fenice before travelling onwards to European festivals from Edinburgh to Salzburg and Lucerne before concluding in Chicago and New York. 

Part of what made this sensational tour so special were the beautiful costumes worn by the performers. These stylish costumes were commissioned to help us bring Monteverdi's unforgettable stories alive visually for our audiences, and now, to celebrate the conclusion of this spectacular project we will be selling these items, plus other treasured memorabilia from the tour, in an online auction through our eBay page between 12-17 December. 

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity offering you the chance to own an exclusive piece of Monteverdi magic, which will provide you with a priceless memory of Monteverdi 450.

Further information and photos will be available on each item once the auction goes live, however, if you have any questions regarding the online sale please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call +44(0)20 7719 0120.

Please note the items will go live sometime between 6pm and 6.15pm, this is due to eBay site posting delays. We apologise if this causes inconvenience. 

Sale Catalogue: 

Exclusive item:


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Viola da Gamba | Played by Kinga Gáborjáni  This is a unique opportunity to own the Viola de Gamba played onstage throughout the Monteverdi 450 Tour by English Baroque Soloists member, Kinga Gáborjáni. This 7-String Bass Viol is made of maple and spruce with ebony pegs and was constructed by Wang Zhi Ming in 2009. It has a plain scroll and the body is very lightly decorated. 

Bids from £4000


L'Orfeo 

OR04 
L’Orfeo

Orfeo | Worn by Krystian Adam

 

Gold Woven Jacket & White Balloon Trousers

40” Chest

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £250

 
OR05

L’Orfeo

Ninfa | Worn by Anna Dennis

 

Mid-length Grey Dress

40” Chest

Silk

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £150

 
OR06

L’Orfeo

Euridice/La Musica | Worn by by Hana Blažiková

 

White Silk Dress with Detachable Black Chiffon Cape

40” Chest

Silk & Chiffon

Bids from £99.99

Buy it Now

£200

 
OR07A

L’Orfeo

Proserpina | Worn by Francesca Boncompagni

 

Black and White Silk Dress

40” Chest

Silk

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £175

 
OR10

L’Orfeo

Speranza | Worn by Justin Kim

 

Mustard/Gold Dress

40” Chest

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now

£150

 
OR12

L’Orfeo

Caronte | Worn by Gianluca Buratto

 

Black Woven Wrap Top

44” Chest

Cotton

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £100

 
OR13

L’Orfeo

Plutone | Worn by Gianluca Buratto

 

Tunic with Decorative Beading

44” Chest

Polyester

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £100

 
OR14AP

L’Orfeo

Apollo | Worn by Furio Zanasi

 

Yellow Tunic & Gold Balloon Trousers

M/L

Silk

Polyester

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £100

 
OR01

L’Orfeo

Cream Silk Chorus Dresses

40” Chest

Silk

Buy it Now £100 each

 
OR02

L’Orfeo

Champagne Pink Silk Chorus Dresses

40” Chest

Silk

Buy it Now £100 each



Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria
 
U01

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Ulisse | Worn by Furio Zanasi

 

Brown/Gold Men’s Tunic

One Size L/XL

Microfibre

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now

£100


U05A

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria Penelope | Worn by Lucile Richardot

 


Purple Dress with Chiffon Cape & Hat
40” Chest Silk and Chiffon Bids from £99.99

Buy it Now £300
 
U02

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Ericlea | Worn by Francesca Biliotti

 

Grey Dress

40” Chest

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now

£150

 
U03

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Giunone | Worn by Francesca Boncompagni

 

Blue Velvet Dress

40” Chest

Velvet

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £200

 
U04

Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria

Melanto | Worn by Anna Dennis

 

Cream Crepe Dress

40” Chest

Crepe

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £150


L’incoronazione di Poppea 
 
P17NER

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Nerone | Worn by Justin Kim

 

Blue Issey Miyake Pleated Shirt, Pleated Trousers & Long Jacket

One Size

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £99.99

Buy it Now £400

 
P10A

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Poppea | Worn by Hana Blažiková

 

White Silk Dress, Red Cape & Crown

40” Chest

Silk, Velvet & Polyester

Bids from £99.99

Buy it Now £400

 
P07

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Poppea | Worn by Hana Blažiková

 

Pink Dress

40” Chest

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £150

 
P01

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Valletto | Worn by Silvia Frigato

 

Women’s Moschino Shirt

Size 8

Cotton & Elastane

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £100

 
P03

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Ottone | Worn by Carlo Vistoli

 

Men’s Long Blue Draped Tunic

40” Chest

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now

£150

 
P04

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Arnalta | Worn by Lucile Richardot

 

Women’s Black Short Sleeved Dress, Pink Sash & Black Turban

42” Waist

50” Chest

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £250

 
P05

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Fortuna | Worn by Hana Blažiková

 

Green Dress

40” Chest

Silk

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £200

 
P10B

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Ottavia | Worn by Marianna Pizzolato

 

Red and Burgundy Dress & Cape

50” Chest

Silk / Velvet & Polyester

Bids from £99.99

Buy it Now £300

 
P11

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Damigella | Worn by Francesca Boncompagni

 

Light Blue Dress

40” Chest

Mixed Fibres

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now £100

 
P12

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Druscilla | Worn by Anna Dennis

 

Light Grey Dress & Silver Pleated Fabric

40” Chest

Silk

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now

£250

 
P06

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Virtù | Worn by Anna Dennis

 

Burgundy Silk Dress

40” Chest

Silk

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now

£200

 
P15

L’incoronazione di Poppea

Amore | Worn by Silvia Frigato

 

Black Winged Jumpsuit with Red Cummerbund

Size 8

Polyester

Bids from £49.99

Buy it Now

£150