L'Orfeo, Favola in musica (1998)

05/13/1998 (BE) Music 1h 56m
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First seen at La Monnaie in Brussels on 13 May 1998, this production of Monteverdi’s L’ORFEO seen through the eyes of Trisha Brown and René Jacobs has become an operatic classic in a few short years. This is doubtless because it offers a total symbiosis of music, text and movement – described by the critic of the Daily Telegraph of London as being ‘as close to the perfect dance opera as I have ever seen’. Or to quote Gilles Macassar in Télérama: ‘In the pit and onstage, the Brussels production has only one watchword: mobility, nimbleness, dexterity. The singers run, fly, whirl like dancers defying gravity. From the flies down to the footlights, the whole theatre is under a fantastic spell.’ For Christophe Vetter, on ConcertoNet: ‘This Orfeo can be seen again and again with immense pleasure. . . . René Jacobs’s conducting continues to arouse admiration for its precision, its stylistic rigour, its inexhaustible inventiveness and its feeling for the contrasts so vital to this repertoire.’

  1. Pierre Barret


  2. Alessandro Striggio


Top Billed Cast

  1. Simon Keenlyside


  2. Juanita Lascarro

    Eirodoce / La Musica / Eco

  3. Graciela Oddone


  4. Martina Dike

    Proserpina / Ninfe

  5. Stephen Wallace

    La Speranza / Pastori / Spiriti

  6. Tómas Tómasson


  7. Paul Gérimon

    Caronte / Pastori / Spiriti

  8. Mauro Utzeri


  9. Anne Cambier


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L'Orfeo, Favola in musica
L'Orfeo, Favola in musica

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