CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Friday, May 1, 2015 | 8 PM

English Baroque Soloists
The Monteverdi Choir

Monteverdi's L'Orfeo (opera in concert)

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sir John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are undisputed masters of Baroque repertoire, particularly the dramatic and piercingly beautiful music of 17th-century composer Monteverdi. Gardiner and his ensemble perform Monteverdi’s groundbreaking opera L’Orfeo, a masterpiece that recounts the tale of the legendary musician Orpheus’s journey to Hades to reclaim his beloved Eurydice. Five-hundred years after its premiere, Monteverdi’s opera still has the power to move audiences.

Performers

  • English Baroque Soloists
  • The Monteverdi Choir
    Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
  • Francesca Aspromonte, Soprano
  • Silvia Frigato, Soprano
  • Francesca Boncompagni, Mezzo-Soprano
  • James Hall, Countertenor
  • John Lattimore, Countertenor
  • Krystian Adam, Tenor
  • Nicholas Mulroy, Tenor
  • Andrew Tortise, Tenor
  • Gareth Treseder, Tenor
  • Gianluca Buratto, Bass
  • David Shipley, Bass

Program

  • MONTEVERDI L'Orfeo (concert performance)

Audio

Toccata from Monteverdi's L'Orfeo
English Baroque Soloists | John Eliot Gardiner, Conductor
Deutsche Grammophon

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