Glimpse the origins of opera with conductor John Eliot Gardiner, who brings his “relentless intelligence and audacity” (Guardian, U.K.) to what is widely considered the first great work in the opera repertoire. Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo places the tragic Greek lovers Orpheus and Eurydice in an entirely new sound world, taking the dramatic arc of their myth to new heights of emotion.

 

This performance is also a part of the White Light Festival.

The Program

“The best of the early-music movement.”
New York Times
“A wholly involving evening of drama and music at the highest level.”
Washington Post
“The spirit of collaboration and unit that exuded from a stage made [the] performance feel like a true celebration—and a cause for one.”
Washington Post on L'Orfeo

GARDINER CONDUCTS MONTEVERDI

Orfeo

This event is part of: The Birth of Opera

Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm Alice Tully Hall

Pre-concert lecture at 5:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

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The Artists

Monteverdi Choir 

English Baroque Soloists 

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Krystian Adam, Orfeo

Hana Blažíková, Euridice

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction

With English supertitles

More performances by this artist

Thursday, October 19

Saturday, October 21

Made possible in part by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation