57. L’Orfeo (Claudio Monteverdi)

Favola in musica, in 5 acts Composer: Claudio Monteverdi Libretto: Alessandro Striggio First performed: Mantua, 1607 Carnival season Dossier https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcRFFmgVGlc CHARACTERS LA MUSICA (mezzo-soprano castrato) ORFEO (tenor or high baritone) EURIDICE (mezzo-soprano castrato) LA MESSAGGERA (mezzo-soprano castrato) LA SPERANZA (mezzo-soprano castrato) CARONTE (bass) PROSERPINA (mezzo-soprano castrato) PLUTONE (bass) APOLLO (tenor) SETTING: The fields of Thrace; the Underworld, Ancient Greece SYNOPSIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjpFi9bn1do Orfeo (Orpheus) is … Continue reading 57. L’Orfeo (Claudio Monteverdi)