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Pierre Audi's Monteverdi Cycle Box Set



L'incoronazione di Poppea
Cynthia Haymon, Brigitte Balleys, Michael Chance,
Claron McFadden, Heidi Grant Murphy, Ning Liang
Les Talens Lyriques / Christophe Rousset

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Graciela Araya, Toby Spence,
Jaco Huijpen, Christopher Gillet, Brian Asawa
Baroque Ensemble / Glen Wilson

John Mark Ainsley, Juanita Lascarro, Michael Chance,
David Cordier, Mario Luperi, Brigitte Balleys
Tragicomedia and Concerto Palatino / Stephen Stubbs

Plus bonus disc:
Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
Lorna Anderson, Maarten Koningsberger, Adrian Martin
ASKO Ensemble / David Porcelijn


Picture format: NTSC 16:9 Anamorphic
Sound format: DTS Surround / LPCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (All Regions)
Menu Language: English
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Running time: 9 hours 30 minutes
No. of DVDs: 7


Each opera has an insightful introduction, directed by Roeland Hazendonk, featuring interviews with Pierre Audi, the musical director and members of the cast.


  • Opus Arte is proud to present Pierre Audi's profound and refined productions of Monteverdi's opera masterpieces from the Amsterdam Muziektheater as a complete 9.5 hours box set, which explores the depths of human emotions in compelling music drama. The brilliant cast of the beautifully styled, evocative L'Orfeo, under the sophisticated musical direction of Stephen Stubbs, includes John Mark Ainsley, Michael Chance and David Cordier. Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria features Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Graciela Araya, both commanding and very moving under Glen Wilson's transparent and inspired musical direction. In L'incoronazione di Poppea Christophe Rousset and the musicians of his Les Talens Lyriques lead an all-star cast, including Brigitte Balleys, Cynthia Haymon, Claron McFadden and Dominique Visse, together reaching great heights in a highly evocative production. As a bonus disc, this box set includes the previously unreleased Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda, starring Lorna Anderson and Maarten Koningberger, with the ASKO Ensemble led boldly by David Porcelijn.

‘…strikingly staged, beautifully sung…’ New York Times

‘…a masterpiece of controlled timing and patience.’ Gramophone

‘This is opera as music drama, and an experience not to be missed.’ New York Post


Monteverdi, Claudio

Badoaro, Giacomo; Busenello, Giovanni Francesco; Striggio, Alessandro; Tasso, Torquato

Porcelijn, David; Rousset, Christophe; Stubbs, Stephen; Wilson, Glen

Asko Ensemble; Concerto Palatino; Glen Wilson Baroque Ensemble; Talens Lyriques, Les; Tragicomedia

Ainsley, John Mark; Anderson, Lorna; Araya, Graciela; Asawa, Brian; Bacelli, Monica; Balleys, Brigitte; Baumans, Machteld; Chance, Michael; Cordier, David; Fouch├ęcourt, Jean-Paul; Gillett, Christopher; Haymon, Cynthia; Huijpen, Jaco; Kamp, Harry van der; Koningsberger, Maarten; Lascarro, Juanita; Liang, Ning; Luperi, Mario; Martin, Adrian; McFadden, Claron; Montague, Diana; Murphy, Heidi Grant; Oliver, Alexander; Rolfe-Johnson, Anthony; Smythe, Russell; Spence, Toby; Thompson, Adrian; Tucker, Mark; Visse, Dominique

Label: Opus Arte

Genre: Opera

Period: Baroque

Catalogue No: OA0972BD

Barcode: 809478009726

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Release Date: 02/2007

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