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MONTEVERDI, C.: Orfeo (L') (DNO, 1997) (NTSC)



MONTEVERDI, C.: Orfeo (L') (DNO, 1997) (NTSC)

Monteverdi (1567-1643) L’ORFEO

John Mark Ainsley, Brigitte Balleys, Michael Chance
David Cordier, Mario Luperi, Russell Smythe
Tragicomedia and Concerto Palatino / Stephen Stubbs
Stage director Pierre Audi

Running Time: 140 mins
Region Code: All regions
Picture Format: 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound Format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Menu Languages: EN
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/NL

Cat. No: OA 0929 D (NTSC)


Illustrated Synopsis & Cast Gallery
Introduction to the opera featuring interviews with Pierre Audi, Stephen Stubbs and members of the cast


  • Adverts in Gramophone, Classic fM, Opera, Opera Now & BBC Music Magazine + poster campaign
  • The final part of Pierre Audi’s stunning Monteverdi Cycle, recorded in Amsterdam at the Muziektheater of the Dutch National
  • Opera following the release of L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA and IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA
  • DTS Surround Sound
  • Sung in Italian with English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch subtitles
  • Booklet includes liner notes by Stephen Stubbs, the musical director


‘With his new production for NETHERLANDS OPERA of Orfeo, Pierre Audi has completed a well-received cycle of Monteverdi’s major stage works. On stage we saw the usual Audi juxtaposition of elements: some vast tree trunks, a stone wall, an immense round pond, and later, fire. The prologue was magnificently sung by the counter-tenor David Cordier as La Musica. … The chorus sang with such spirit and refinement that one regretted that they did not have more to do. … Stephen Stubbs, seconded by Emmanuelle Haïm playing various keyboard instruments, led his ensemble Tragicomedia with obvious affection and understanding. All the instrumentalists played with fluent ease, a long way from the scratchy ‘authentic’ bands of 20 years ago!’ -- Opera

Monteverdi, Claudio

Striggio, Alessandro

Stubbs, Stephen

Concerto Palatino; Tragicomedia

Ainsley, John Mark; Balleys, Brigitte; Chance, Michael; Cordier, David; Fink, Bernarda; Fouchécourt, Jean-Paul; Lascarro, Juanita; Leblanc, Suzie; Luperi, Mario; Nasrawi, Douglas; Smythe, Russell

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: OA0929D

Barcode: 809478009290

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Release Date: 10/2005

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