Dutch National Opera presents

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

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.

Pierre Audi

Director of Dutch National Opera, 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 twenty-five years of his leadership of Dutch National Opera and its forerunner, De Nederlandse Opera, 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


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, Cast and Chorus

Musical director 
Christophe Rousset
Stage director 
Pierre Audi
Christof Hetzer
Robby Duiveman
Bernd Purkrabek
Klaus Bertisch
Les Talens Lyriques
Juan Francisco Gatell
Cecilia Molinari
Gaia Petrone
Magdalena Pluta
3 Euretti 
Cecilia Molinari, Rosina Fabius, Magdalena Pluta
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro
Kacper Szelążek
Renato Dolcini
Alexander Miminoshvili
Furore/ Caronte 
Salvo Vitale


Les Talens Lyriques o.l.v. Christophe Rousset


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