Title
L'Orfeo
Composer
Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643
Librettist
Alessandro Striggio ca.1573-ca.1630
Performer
Eberhard Henschel  (bas-bariton) Maria Grazia Schiavo  (sopraan) Sonia Prina  (alt) Luigi De Donato  (bas) Antonio Abete  (bas) Agustín Prunell-Friend  (tenor) Hanna Bayodi  (sopraan) Xavier Sabata  (countertenor) Les Arts Florissants Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse
Conductor
William Christie 1944-
Director
Matteo Richetti
Publisher
Dynamic, 2009
1 dvd-video + boekje
Playing time
113 min.
Note
Ondertiteling: Italiaans, Engels, Duits, Frans, Spaans
EAN
8007144335984
CDR
DCD0884

About Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (, also US: ; Italian: [ˈklaudjo monteˈverdi] (listen); baptized 15 May 1567 – 29 November 1643) was an Italian composer, string player, choirmaster, and priest. A composer of both secular and sacred music, and a pioneer in the development of opera, he is considered a crucial transitional figure between the Renaissance and Baroque periods of music history.

Born in Cremona, where he undertook his first musical studies and compositions, Monteverdi developed his career first at the court of Mantua (c. 1590–1613) and then until his death in the Republic of Venice where he was maestro di cappella at the basilica of San Marco. His surviving letters give insight …Read more on Wikipedia