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L'Orfeo (Orpheus), SV 318

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PrinzregententheaterMunich, Bavaria, 81675, Germany
Dates/times in Berlin time zone
Performers
Bavarian State Opera
Ivor BoltonConductor
David BöschDirector
Patrick BannwartSet Designer
Anna VirovlanskySopranoEuridice (Eurydice)
Angela BrowerMezzo-sopranoLa speranza (Hope)
Anna BonitatibusMezzo-sopranoProserpina (Proserpine)
Mauro PeterTenorApollo
Christian GerhaherBaritoneOrfeo (Orpheus)
Andrea MastroniBassCaronte (Charon)
Andrew HarrisBassPlutone (Pluto)
Despite some precursors, the first performance of Monteverdi's L’Orfeo in Mantua in 1607 marked the start of the success story of opera. And – the history of opera starts with the rebellion of an artist who cannot accept the death of his wife. The singer Orfeo attempts and achieves the impossible: the gods allow him to take his wife Euridice back to the land of the living, thanks to his beguiling song, which appeals to every sense. Yet he fails, he fails as a human being. But the possibility and the hope remain that the singer can break down every boundary with his art, time and again – and today? In Italian language with German surtitles
Bayerische Staatsoper
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