The Monteverdi 450 Trilogy by Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra has been named the best classical show of the year by The Guardian’s Andrew Clements. Matteo Dalle Fratte worked alongside Sir John Eliot Gardiner as Italian Coach on the production, receiving praise from the critics for his work on the diction with both Italian and non-Italian singers. Andrew Clements comments in his article: “Musically it was an enthralling experience… the texts were projected to make every phrase intelligible.”