L'Orfeo - Claudio Monteverdi

Aix en Provence - Art lyrique - Opéra - July 15th at 8pm

Favola in musica in five acts / Libretto by Alessandro Striggio, first performed the 24th February 1607 at palazzo Ducale of Mantoue.

The source of the opera is the story of Orpheus, who descends into Hades to find his wife—a woman who died before her time— and bring her back using solely the force of his singing. Claudio Monteverdi, a critical figure in the history of opera, transforms this tale into an absolute masterpiece, in which bucolic choirs, virtuoso songs, and lamentations that could bring the most stoic of listeners to tears, all still move the audience today. With this favola in musica written in 1607 for the Duke of Mantua's court, the master from Cremona wrote the first chef-d'oeuvre in a genre that was in its infancy. Four centuries later, the work has not aged a day. To lend perspective to The Coronation of Poppea, which was Monteverdi's final operatic work and is being performed at the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume, Leonardo García Alarcón and his troupe will present the music of this first opera in a staged concert.

▶ Conductor : Leonardo García Alarcón

Staged concert, sung in Italian with French and English surtitles / 2h20 with one interval.

// Interprètes :
▶ Orfeo : Valerio Contaldo*
▶ La Musica, Euridice : Mariana Flores*
▶ Messagiera, Speranza : Giuseppina Bridelli*
▶ Proserpina : Anna Reinhold
▶ Pastore, Spirito, Eco : Nicholas Scott
▶ Pastore, Apollo : Alessandro Giangrande
▶ Pastore : Carlo Vistoli*
▶ Pastore : Matteo Bellotto
▶ Caronte : Salvatore Vitale
▶ Plutone : Alejandro Meerapfel
▶ Chorus : Choeur de chambre de Namur
▶ Orchestre : Cappella Mediterranea

Entrance from 15 to 120

This event is being held as part of: Aix-en-Provence Festival 2020

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    Palais de l'ancien Archevêché
    Place Des Martyrs de la Résistance

    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    [Closed until further notice] Grand Théâtre de Provence
    380 avenue Max Juvénal
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 08 20 92 29 23
  • Website

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