The performance is based on the ideas of the italian conductor Massimiliano Toni. He turned Monteverdi's piece into a baroque opera, which connects the original opera with rock, blues, funk, carribbean rhythm and in parts with experimental sounds.
In context of the "baroque academy", pupils from the musicschool of Leverkusen have rehearsed the composition in cooperation with professional musicians from l'arte del mondo. In the new and "young" opera composition, we can find a lot of improvisation, different mixtures and jamm.
You can watch and hear the results of this academy in the Erholungshaus on the 21st of January.