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Work: L'Orfeo (Orpheus), SV318

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ComposerMonteverdi, Claudio (1567-1643)
PeriodEarly
Year1607
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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An Orfeo of infinite beauty by Nederlandse Reisopera

Samuel Boden (Orfeo) © Marco Borggreve
The brainchild of opera director Monique Wagemakers, choreographer Nanine Linning and visual artist Lonneke Gordijn, this Orfeo by Nederlandse Reisopera is a thing of infinite beauty.
*****
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Orfeo meets the Bacchae: Monteverdi with a twist in Budapest

La favola d'Orfeo © Judit Horváth
Iván Fischer’s take on Monteverdi’s opera offers a radical rewriting within the trappings of a traditional staging.
***11
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Turin's Orpheus does not ascend to Heaven

Mauro Borgioni (Orfeo) © Rammella & Giannese/Piva | Teatro Regio Torino
In the Teatro Regio's production everything is according to the script, but the magic of the stage is absent. 
**111
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An emotional L'Orfeo for Monteverdi 450

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and cast © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Monteverdi 450 trilogy began its Salzburg run with a tear-jerking concert performance of L'Orfeo.
*****
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Concerto Italiano’s classy L’Orfeo thrills

Rinaldo Alessandrini © Morgan Roudaut | Naïve
Concerto Italiano excels performing Baroque music, especially the works of Monteverdi. This year it highlights L’Orfeo in its 410th year, and does it exceptionally well.
****1
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