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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI, L’ORFEO



Venice: La Fenice Opera House

Conductor: Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Co-directors: Elsa Rooke/Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Lighting: Rick Fisher

Costumes: Patricia Hofstede (Atelier paradis)

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fri

2017-06-16

19:00

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mon

2017-06-19

19:00

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cast

Orfeo Krystian Adam
La Musica/Euridice Hana Blažíková
Messaggera Lucile Richardot
Ninfa Anna Dennis
Speranza Kangmin Justin Kim
Pastore I Francisco Fernandez Rueda
Pastore II/Spirito II/Echo Gareth Traseder
Pastore III Michal Czerniawski
Caronte/Plutone Gianluca Buratto
Proserpina Francesca Boncompagni
Spirito I Peter Davoren
Apollo Furio Zanasi

The Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists

Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Co-directors Elsa Rooke e Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Lighting Designer Rick Fisher
Costumes Patricia Hofstede (Atelier paradis)

450th anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi’s birth



Seven years after the première of Caccini’s Euridice, the mother of all operas, Monteverdi returns to the myth of Orpheus. Performed in Mantua at the Gonzaga court in 1607 to a libretto by Alessandro Striggio, L’Orfeo is faithful to the Greek myth: instead of a happy end there is a suspended tragic ending. The ‘recitar cantando’ (midway between song and speech) begins to be codified in its forms and stylistic elements whilst the music is set free in its melodic inventions so it becomes one with the text. The Greek tragedy has found its modern singer