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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

8:00 p.m.
8:00 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:08 p.m.
Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo BUY ; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
10:00 p.m.
10:22 p.m.
Giordano: Andrea Chenier: Colpito Qui M'avete... Un Di All'azzurro Spazio - Andrea Chenier BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Giordano
10:27 p.m.
Leoncavallo: Pagliacci: Recitar!... Vesti La Giubba - Orch Dell'Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Roma/Francesco Molinari-Pradelli BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Leoncavallo
10:30 p.m.
Puccini: La Fanciulla Del West: Ch'ella Mi Creda - Cornell MacNeil BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Puccini
10:33 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Niun Mi Tema - Chor Dell'Accademia Di Santa Cecilia, Roma BUY from Grandi Voci; composed by Verdi
10:37 p.m.
Mario del Monaco BUY from Grandi Voci
10:40 p.m.
Mario del Monaco BUY from Grandi Voci
10:50 p.m.
Verdi: Otello: Act Two: Si, pel ciel marmoreo giuro! - Mario Del Monaco BUY ; Von Karajan, conductor
10:54 p.m.
Gioachino Rossini BUY Ewa Podles
10:59 p.m.
Gioachino Rossini BUY Ewa Podles
11:00 p.m.
11:09 p.m.
Gioachino Rossini BUY Ewa Podles
11:22 p.m.
Mario del Monaco BUY from Grandi Voci
11:25 p.m.
Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander: Die Frist ist um - George London BUY from 10 Top Baritones & Basses 2; composed by Wagner
11:38 p.m.
Verdi: Don Carlos: C'est moi, Carlos!... C'est mon jour supreme - Sherrill Milnes BUY from 10 Top Baritones & Basses 2; composed by Verdi
11:43 p.m.
Birgit Nilsson BUY from Birgit Nilsson: Opera Arias
11:56 p.m.
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240


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