Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo


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15th June 2015




1 hour 53 minutes


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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

Montserrat Figueras (La Musica), Furio Zanasi (Orfeo), Arianna Savall (Euridice), Sara Mingardo (Messaggiera), Cécile van de Sant (Speranza), Antonio Abete (Caronte), Adriana Fernández (Proserpina), Daniele Carnovich (Plutone), Fulvio Bettini (Apollo), Mercedes Hernández (Ninfa), Marília Vargas (Ninfa), Gerd Türk (Pastore & Eco), Francesc Garrigosa (Pastore & Spirito), Carlos Mena (Pastore) & Iván García (Pastore & Spirito)

La Capella Reial de Catalunya & Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall

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This live recording made on January 31st, 2002 at the Liceu Theatre in Barcelona is already a cornerstone of any Monteverdi discography. It has been released on DVD by Opus Arte (but is now unavailable in most countries and reaches pretty high scores on the market place...), with a slightly different editing. This new and original multichannel mastering reveals the full scale of the inspiration of Jordi Savall and his ensembles, as well as the soloists, who include the late Montserrat Figueras, Furio Zanasi and Sara Mingardo.

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo: Toccata

L'Orfeo: Toccata

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, Prologo: Ritornello - Dal mio permesso amato

L'Orfeo, Prologo: Ritornello - Dal mio permesso amato

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, Ato primo

I. In questo lieto e fortunato giorno

II. Lasciate i monti

III. Rosa del ciel

IV. Vieni Imeneo, deh vieni

V. Ritornello - Alcun non sia

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, Atto secondo

I. Sinfonia - Ecco pur ch’à voi ritorno

II. Mira, ch’à se n’alletta

III. Ahi, caso acerbo!

IV. In un fiorito prato

V. Tu se’ morta

VI. Ahi, caso acerbo!

VII. Chi ne consola, ahi lassi?

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, Atto terzo

I. Sinfonia - Scorto da te mio Nume

II. Ecco l’atra palude

III. O tu ch’innanzi mort’a queste rive

IV. Possente Spirto

V. Ritornello - Orfeo son io

VI. Sol tu nobil Dio

VII. Sinfonia

VIII. Sinfonia a 7

XIX. Sinfonia

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, Atto quarto

I. Signor, quel infelice

II. Sinfonia - Qual honor di te sia degno

III. O dolcissimi lumi

IV. Sinfonia a 7 - E la virtute un raggio

Claudio Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, Atto quinto

I. Ritornello

II. Sinfonia

III. Saliam cantand’al cielo

IV. Vanne, Orfeo, felice a pieno - Moresca

V. Moresca

Early Music Review

1st July 2015

“The singing and playing is of a very high standard.”

Early Music Today

March/May 2016

“This is an opulent L’Orfeo rich in drama and contrast; the complete musico-dramatic article, utterly engrossing. Savall achieves a nigh-pefect balance between ravishing resonance and sound on the one hand, and gripping, pacey narrative on the other … a sumptuous production that must have been the ticket of the year.”

Gramophone Magazine

September 2015

“Savall's ideas may not satisfy everyone, but there's never a hint of formulaic complacency, and this live performance is an engaging alternative view to experience alongside the best studio versions.”

The Observer

14th June 2015


“Savall’s performance is bold and full-bodied, especially in the warm choral singing and orchestral playing. The soloists are more variable, often placed far back in the sonic picture...the finest singing is from Sara Mingardo as a plangent Messenger.”

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