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AMSTERDAM, 15th December 2008 – Classical music multimedia platform MonteVerdi.TV today announced the start of ticket sales for their high quality Live webcast of Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) Christmas matinee from 25th December 2008 at 15:00 CET (09:00 EST/06:00 PST).

Rob Overman, MonteVerdi.TV CEO and Editor-in-Chief said: “This is a significant moment for both the RCO and MonteVerdi.TV. It will be the first time the annual RCO Christmas Matinee has ever been streamed live, and we achieve one of our major goals by bringing such a wonderful concert to an even broader public. We are proud to be the RCO’s Internet media partner of choice for this event.” the dedicated RCO mini-site from MonteVerdi, carries tickets for the high quality 1.7MB live webcast, as well as an RCO timeline, a podcast from Rob Overman, and a free high quality MP3 download of the RCO performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony no. 2.

Under the baton of renowned chief conductor Mariss Jansons, this year’s concert features guest vocalist Latvian mezzo-soprano Elina Garanca: Grammy nominee and one of the hottest European stars of Opera. For the past three years Garanca has wowed audiences and critics alike with her vibrant, articulate and technically unimpeachable performances with many of the world’s best orchestras: from the New York Metropolitan Opera to the Berliner Philharmoniker.

The program includes opera overtures from Mascagni, Verdi, and a Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra premiere: the Prelude ‘La Revoltosa’ from Chapi. Garanca will perform arias from Mozart, Rossini and Bizet.

Tickets for the prestigious event, priced only Euro 6,99 are available from

About MonteVerdi

Launched in 2008, is the first worldwide Internet and digital TV platform for Classical Music. MonteVerdi provides a new dimension of music experience for global music communities. From unique TV programs and documentaries to downloadable audio catalogues, worldwide news, reviews, video clips, CDs, DVDs, books, sheet music, and more. Moreover, MonteVerdi is a platform on which classical music and opera lovers can share their knowledge, enthusiasm and preferences with other devotees around the globe.

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