The Royal Opera House

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo DVD (Netherlands Opera)

Intense and refined performances by an inspired cast, led by a profound and commanding John Mark Ainsley as the legendary tragic musician, are sustained with fluent ease and obvious affection by the ensemble under Stephen Stubbs. The beautifully styled, evocative stage production, rich with Pierre Audi’s trademark symbolism, accentuates the solemn serenity of Monteverdi’s most famous work to create a moving and timeless experience.

Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Orfeo: John Mark Ainsley
Euridice: Brigitte Balleys
La Speranza: Michael Chance
La Musica: David Cordier 

Tragicomedia and Concerto Palatino
Conductor: Stephen Stubbs   
Stage Director:Pierre Audi
Set Design: Michael Simon
Costume Design: Jorge Jara

Extras: Illustrated synopsis / Cast Gallery / Introduction to the opera, directed by Roeland Hazendonk, including interviews with Stephen Stubbs, Pierre Audi and John Mark Ainsley.

Picture: 16:9
Sound: LPCM 2.0 stereo / DTS 5.1 Surround
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 worldwide
Running Time: 140 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NED
Year: 2005