Cappella Mediteranea

D’India, Lamenti & Sospiri

Leonardo García Alarcón brings us a programme that showcases the most beautiful monodies of Sigismondo d’India, the undisputed master of the genre, featuring the sublime voices of Mariana Flores and Julie Roset.

“This is music that we must reflect on and savour in an almost philosophical way, like an incursion into the depths of human emotion. Under the hand of Sigismondo d’India, this return to silence is almost a pathway to purification, in the deepest sense of the word. It is a precious gift in the aftermath of the silent world that was imposed upon us in 2020.”

Leonardo García Alarcón

Monodies for one and two voices

Sigismondo D’India (c. 1582-1629) had an extraordinary career as a musician-courtier in Italy. The expressive power of his music made him one of the greatest musical figures of his time. His five books of accompanied monodies, published between 1609 and 1623, are among the most innovative and interesting in the genre. They display all the uniqueness of this avant-garde repertoire, which left its mark in the history of music in Europe at a time when it was valued above all other forms of musical expression. Rendered sublime by the voices of Mariana Flores and Julie Roset, this hauntingly soothing programme invites introspection and contemplation.

Prochaines dates


Jacques Arcadelt (1507-1568)

Sigismondo d’India (c. 1582-1629)

Francesco Cavalli (1602-1676)


Performance running time: approx. 2 hours


Mariana Flores, Soprano
Julie Roset (Dijon – March 2023), Soprano
Gwendoline Blondeel (Namur – february 2024), Soprano

Mónica Pustilnik, Lute
Quito Gato, Theorbo
Marina Bonetti, Harp
Margaux Blanchard, Viola da gamba

Leonardo García Alarcón, Direction, organ and harpsichord

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Our partners

Recorded at Cordon church in September 2020 for Ricercar.
This recording was sponsored by Société Générale’s Mécénat Musical.

The “Sigismondo d’India et les Grands maîtres vénitiens” concert at the Festival Musique & Nature in Bauge (20 July 2021) and the Sigismondo d’India concert-lecture with Jorge Moralès, author of “Sigismondo d’India et ses mondes”, in Cordon (19 September 2020) were sponsored by the Caisse d’Epargne Rhône Alpes.


06 Février 2024


Namur Concert Hall - Grand Manège

Namur, Belgium

19 Mars 2023


Opéra de Dijon - Grand Théatre

Dijon, France

17 Février 2023


AMUZ - Festival van Vlaanderen

Antwerp, Belgium

18 Juin 2022


La Roque d'Anthéron , Abbaye de Silvacane


20 Juillet 2021


Festival Musique & Nature en Bauges


24 Septembre 2020


Private concert - Théâtre des Salons

Geneva, Switzerland

19 Septembre 2020


Concert-Lecture - église de Cordon

Cordon, France