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Product: 809478072331

Monteverdi : Two Classic Operas

, BLUERAY, Claudio Monteverdi

Monteverdi’s seminal first opera L’Orfeo, tells the dramatic story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses of the descent of Orfeo (Georg Nigl) into the underworld to recover his beloved wife Euridice (Roberta Invernizzi), seen here in a production for La Scala, based on a painting by Titian and directed by Robert Wilson. David Alden’s visually sumptuous production of L’incoronazione di Poppea, with its suggestions of a giant game of chess, puts the opera’s potent blend of sex and politics in a context that sets ancient against modern – just as the action juxtaposes scurrilous comedy and stark drama.

Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/CATALAN

Running times: 299 minutes

Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1 DTS

Artists

Georg Nigl (Orfeo), Roberta Invernizzi (Euridice), Sara Mingardo (Messaggera), Sara Mingardo (Speranza), Luigi De Donato (Caronte), Raffaella Milanesi (Proserpina), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Plutone), Roberta Invernezzi (Eco), Furio Zanasi (Apollo) & Nicola Strada (Solo Dancer), Miah Persson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Jordi Domènech (Ottone), Franz-Josef Selig (Seneca), Maite Beaumont (Ottavia), Dominique Visse (Nutrice/Arnalta), Ruth Rosique (Drusilla), Guy de Mey (Lucano), William Berger (Valletto), Marisa Martins (La Fortuna/Pallas Athene/Venus), Judith van Wanroij (Damigella/La Virtu)

Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala & Concerto Italiano (Basso continuo), Baroque Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor) & Robert Wilson (director), Harry Bicket (conductor) & David Alden (stage director)

Contents

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

  • Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala & Concerto Italiano (Basso continuo)
  • Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor) & Robert Wilson (director)
  • Georg Nigl (Orfeo), Roberta Invernizzi (Euridice), Sara Mingardo (Messaggera), Sara Mingardo (Speranza), Luigi De Donato (Caronte), Raffaella Milanesi (Proserpina), Giovanni Battista Parodi (Plutone), Roberta Invernezzi (Eco), Furio Zanasi (Apollo) & Nicola Strada (Solo Dancer)
  • Recorded live at La Teatro alla Scala 21st & 23rd December 2009

Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea

  • Baroque Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Harry Bicket (conductor) & David Alden (stage director)
  • Miah Persson (Poppea), Sarah Connolly (Nerone), Jordi Domènech (Ottone), Franz-Josef Selig (Seneca), Maite Beaumont (Ottavia), Dominique Visse (Nutrice/Arnalta), Ruth Rosique (Drusilla), Guy de Mey (Lucano), William Berger (Valletto), Marisa Martins (La Fortuna/Pallas Athene/Venus), Judith van Wanroij (Damigella/La Virtu)
  • Recorded live at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, February 2009




   
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