Dutch National Opera presents

La morte d’Orfeo Stefano Landi (1587-1639)

This show was to been seen in March 2018

PLEASE NOTE! THIS PERFORMANCE IS IN muziekgebouw aan 't ij AMSTERDAM

Back to the beginning

Duration 1:50

By Stefano Landi

Language Italian

Surtitles Dutch and English

With this staging of La morte d’Orfeo, Pierre Audi is returning - in his last production as director of DNO - to the beginnings of his career and to those of the opera genre.

In short

In this opera, the story of Orpheus is continued where Monteverdi left off. The tragi-comic pastorale La morte d’Orfeo by Stefano Landi (1590-1639) is a far less well-known work on the Orpheus theme, but gives a deeper insight into the real meaning of the Orphean myth.

Background

STEFANO LANDI (Rome, 1587-1639) wrote the operas La morte d’Orfeo (c.1619) and Il Sant’Alessio (1632), as well as masses, psalms, madrigals and arias. He was maestro di cappella in Padua and Rome, and later a singer in the Sistine Chapel. La morte d’Orfeo is regarded as the first Roman-style secular opera and is considered a milestone in the development of the genre opera as a whole. The substantial ensemble numbers are typical of the Roman opera style, as are the prominent roles for gods, shepherds, and magical creatures. Each of the five acts closes with a finale, comprised of choruses alternating with solos, duets or terzets, with the imposing ‘Fortunato semideo’ as the apotheosis.

Pierre Audi

Resident director

PIERRE AUDI (stage director) became director of De Nederlandse Opera in 1988. As of 1 January 2013 he has become Director of Dutch National Opera. In the years of his leadership till september 2018 he is credited with giving the Netherlands its own opera tradition. His combined vision and audacity have earned him respect, both in the Netherlands and far beyond its borders, as both the Director of Dutch National Opera and as a stage director.

Christophe Rousset

conductor

CHRISTOPHE ROUSSET (conductor) studied harpsichord at the Schola Cantorum in Paris and at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. Rousset is driven by his passion for vocal repertoire, and he founded his own ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, in 1991, with whom he explores the Italian and French Baroque repertoire.

TEAM and CAST

Conductor 
Christophe Rousset
Stage Director 
Pierre Audi
Set Designer 
Christof Hetzer
Costume Designer 
Robby Duiveman
Lighting Designer 
Bernd Purkrabek
Dramaturg 
Klaus Bertisch
Orchestra 
Les Talens Lyriques
Orfeo 
Juan Francisco Gatell
Teti/Nisa/Lincastro/Euridice 
Cecilia Molinari
Aurora/Fosforo 
Gaia Petrone
Calliope 
Magdalena Pluta
3 Euretti 
Cecilia Molinari, Rosina Fabius, Magdalena Pluta
Ireno/Apolline 
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro
Mercurio/Bacco 
Kacper Szelążek
Fato/Fileno 
Renato Dolcini
Ebro/Giove 
Alexander Miminoshvili
Furore/ Caronte 
Salvo Vitale

Music

Les Talens Lyriques o.l.v. Christophe Rousset

 

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