L'Orfeo

(1607)

by Claudio Monteverdi

Description
Opera in 2 acts with a prologue
Contributors
Raymond Leppard (Editor), Striggio A (Author)
Duration
135
Genres
Opera
Text
Alessandro Striggio
Instrumentation
2 sopranino recorder - 2 cornetti.2 tpt.atrbn.2ttrbn.2btrbn - 2 harpsichord - harp - 2 lute(=chitarrone) -gtr - flue organ - reed organ - strings
Other Contributors
Edited by Raymond Leppard
Languages
English, German, Italian
First Performance
1965, Sadler's Wells Opera Company, London
Availability

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'L'Orfeo' reviews

‘The boldness in this performance was wholly justified by the extraordinary beauty and interest of the score in Raymond Leppard’s realization. Mr Leppard makes wonderfully imaginative use of harp, flue organ and the lute and chitarrone that lend a distinctive, buoyant yet pensive character to the orchestral palette.’ Daily Telegraph (Martin Cooper) Read more

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