Monteverdi: L’Orfeo - Venice, 2017

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This full concert broadcast comes from our 2017 award-winning Monteverdi Trilogy tour, when the Monteverdi ensembles and John Eliot Gardiner celebrated the composer’s 450th anniversary with performances of his three surviving operas. This project saw the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, and an exemplary cast of world-class singers showcase concert-stagings of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria and L’incoronazione di Poppea, at sixteen venues across the world. To find more about this tour, click here.

Monteverdi - L’Orfeo (1607)

Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

Orfeo: Krystian Adam
La Musica/Euridice: Hana Blažíková
Messaggera: Lucile Richardot
Proserpina: Francesca Boncompagni
Caronte/Plutone: Gianluca Buratto
Speranza: Kangmin Justin Kim
Ninfa: Anna Dennis
Apollo: Furio Zanasi
Pastore I: Francisco Fernández-Rueda
Pastore II/Spirito I/Eco: Gareth Treseder
Pastore IV/Spirito III: John Taylor Ward
Pastore III: Michał Czerniawski
Spirito II: Zachary Wilder

This concert was filmed at Teatro La Fenice, Venice on 16 June 2017, and produced by Ozango with the participation of France Télévisions, Unitel & Classicall and with the support of Centre National du Cinéma

Video director: Sébastien Glas