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Saturday, January 16, 2016 Permalink

At The Opera, Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, January 16, 2016

  

L'Orfeo is a late Renaissance/early Baroque opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world. It was written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua. While the honour of the first ever opera goes to Jacopo Peri's Dafne, and the earliest surviving opera is Euridice (also by Peri), L'Orfeo has the honour of being the earliest surviving opera that is still regularly performed today.

Orfeo – Anthony Rolfe Johnson

Euridice – Julianne Baird

La Musica – Lynne Dawson

Messaggiera – Anne Sofie von Otter

 

The Monteverdi Choir

The English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner - Concductor

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08pm
Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo BUY ; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
10:00pm
10:22pm
Giordano: Andrea Chenier: Colpito Qui M'avete... Un Di All'azzurro Spazio - Andrea Chenier BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Giordano
10:27pm
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Recitar!... Vesti La Giubba - Orch Dell'Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Francesco Molinari-Pradelli BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Leoncavallo
10:30pm
Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West: Ch'ella Mi Creda - Cornell MacNeil BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Puccini
10:33pm
Verdi: Otello: Niun Mi Tema - Chor Dell'Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Roma BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Verdi
10:37pm
Mario del Monaco: 'O Sole Mio - Ernesto Nicelli BUY from Grandi Voci
10:40pm
Mario del Monaco: Torna A Surriento - Ernesto Nicelli BUY from Grandi Voci
10:50pm
Verdi: Otello: Act Two: Si, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! - Mario Del Monaco BUY ; Von Karajan, conductor
10:54pm
Gioachino Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (The Italian Girl in Algiers), opera: Cruda sorte! Amor tiranno! BUY Ewa Podles
10:59pm
Gioachino Rossini: Semiramide, opera: Eccomi alfine in Babilonia... Ah! quel giorno ognor rammento BUY Ewa Podles
11:00pm
11:09pm
Gioachino Rossini: Tancredi, opera: Oh patria...Di tanti palpiti BUY Ewa Podles
11:22pm
Mario del Monaco: Torna A Surriento - Ernesto Nicelli BUY from Grandi Voci
11:25pm
Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander: Die Frist ist um - George London BUY from 10 Top Baritones & Basses 2; composed by Wagner
11:38pm
Verdi: Don Carlos: C'est moi, Carlos!... C'est mon jour supreme - Sherrill Milnes BUY from 10 Top Baritones & Basses 2; composed by Verdi
11:43pm
Birgit Nilsson: Tristan Und Isolde, Act III: Mild Und Leise (Liebestod) BUY from Birgit Nilsson: Opera Arias
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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