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Warner Classics

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo CD (Emmanuelle Haïm)

Monteverdi's retelling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, composed for the court of Mantua, is the earliest opera to hold a firm place in the repertoire. Emmanuelle Haïm directs a full-blooded performance with star singers whose artistry is as valid here - in a groundbreaking Renaissance score - as in music of later eras.

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Orfeo: Ian Bostridge
Euridice: Patrizia Ciofi
Speranza: Sonia Prina
La Musica: Natalie Dessay
Messaggiera: Alice Coote 
Proserpina: Véronique Gens 

European Voices
Les Sacqueboutiers
Le Concert d'Astée 
Conductor: Emmanuelle Haïm   
Running Time:  96:09 mins
Year: 2004
Synopsis Included