Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (Blu-ray) | Naxos - Blu-ray NBD0152V

Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (Blu-ray)

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Label: Naxos - Blu-ray

Cat No: NBD0152V

Format: Blu-ray

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Expected Release Date: 7th October 2022

Contents

Artists

Luciana Mancini (mezzo-soprano)
Marc Mauillon (baritone)
Sara Mingardo (contralto)
Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzo-soprano)
Furio Zanasi (baritone)
Salvo Vitale (bass)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations

Conductor

Jordi Savall

Works

Monteverdi, Claudio

L'Orfeo

Artists

Luciana Mancini (mezzo-soprano)
Marc Mauillon (baritone)
Sara Mingardo (contralto)
Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzo-soprano)
Furio Zanasi (baritone)
Salvo Vitale (bass)
La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Le Concert des Nations

Conductor

Jordi Savall

About

Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo was premiered in 1607 and is the oldest opera still performed today. The narrative is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus who, armed only with the weapons of music and love, descends into Hades in an attempt to bring his lost bride Eurydice back to the living world. The opera’s dramatic power is brought to life in this acclaimed production conducted by the great Monteverdi expert and interpreter Jordi Savall. Filmed at the Opéra Comique in Paris, L’Orfeo features a virtuoso cast with the service of text and music always at its core.

As one of the earliest operas, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is considered a milestone in the history of music, the pioneering skill of its composer in expressing human emotions in music giving it a timeless resonance that has held a fascination for audiences for over 600 years. This excellent Opéra Comique production, coproduced with Opéra Royal, Château de Versailles Spectacles, and Opéra Grand Avignon, has been expertly filmed and recorded by director François Roussillon and Radio France.

The production was critically lauded: ‘Refined and colourful both scenically and musically… Greatly familiar with Monteverdi and L'Orfeo, which he has conducted several times in a stage version as a concertante, Jordi Savall at the head of his orchestra Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya restores the work with great probity, nevertheless showing more rigor than flame. Its direction is done precisely in the service of the dramatic expression giving account, without excess of prettiness.’ (sceneweb.fr)

Cast:
- La Musica / Euridice: Luciana Mancini (mezzo-soprano)
- Orfeo: Marc Mauillon (baritone)
- Messaggiera: Sara Mingardo (contralto)
- Speranza / Proserpina: Marianne Beate Kielland (mezzo-soprano)
- Apollo: Furio Zanasi (baritone)
- Caronte / Plutone: Salvo Vitale (bass)

Stage director: Pauline Bayle
Set designer: Emmanuel Clolus
Costume designer: Bernadette Villard
Lighting designer: Pascal Noël

Film director: François Roussillon

Picture format: HD 16:9
Sound format: PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1
Language: Italian
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean
Region code: A, B, C

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