The talented conductor Leonardo García Alarcón is returning to the Centre for Fine Arts at the head of “his groups” to celebrate the 410th anniversary of the creation, in Mantua, of this opera which is one of the first of its genres. Based on the myth of Orpheus trying to save his wife Eurydice from hell, Orpheus of Claudio Monteverdi has earned its place in the history of music as it marks the musical end of the Renaissance and the beginnings of Baroque, placing, as Bernard Foccroulle puts it so well in The Birth of the Individual in Art, “the individual at the centre of the new musical world”.
VALERIO CONTALDO, FRANCESCA ASPROMONTE, MARIANA FLORES, GIUSEPPINA BRIDELLI, ANNA REINHOLD, KONSTANTIN WOLFF, ALEJANDRO MEERAPFEL, SALVO VITALE, AMELIE RENGLET, ESTELLE LEFORT, CARLO VISTOLI, LEANDRO MARZIOTTE, ALESSANDRO GIANGRANDE, NICHOLAS SCOTT, MATTEO BELLOTTO, PHILIPPE FAVETTE...
Chœur de Chambre de Namur
Direction Leonardo García Alarcón
Written over 400 years ago, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo is considered the very first opera. In the hands of conductor Leonardo García Alarcón, it will sound as fresh and dramatic as when it premiered in 1607.
De Doelen, Rotterdam (NL)
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels (BE)
Basilique, Festival de Saint-denis (FR)
Concergebouw, Brugge (BE)
Abbatiale, Ambronay (FR)
Opéra Royal de Wallonie, Liège (BE)
Teatro Cólon, Buenos Aires (AR)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BR)
Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo (BR)