Il Caravaggio is a new player on the baroque music scene, an orchestra on period instruments directed by Camille Delaforge. In association with the most brilliant singers of the young generation, it explores the French and Italian lyrical repertoires. Alongside pieces from the great repertoires, whose approach it does not hesitate to rethink, Il Caravaggio pays particular attention to the rediscovery of an unpublished musical heritage. It is committed to promoting the work of women composers, creating at least one programme each year to discover the work of a forgotten creator: Isabelle Leonarda, Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, or Mademoiselle Duval, whose opera “Les Génies” will be recorded in 2023 at the Opéra de Versailles
Placed under the spiritual patronage of the painter Caravaggio, the ensemble’s work is distinguished by its sense of theatricality, its intense expressiveness, its deeply embodied spirituality, and aims to show the universality of baroque sensibility, of a vitality intrinsic to the human experience. The ensemble also explores the porosity between the scholarly repertoire and popular music through more intimate formats: salon opera, street music, etc., which allow it to work closely with the public.