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

Venue and Accessibility

1941 Broadway
  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Captioning with English subtitles
    Captioning with English subtitles
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm Alice Tully Hall

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

This event is part of: The Birth of Opera

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The Artists

Wed Dec 31 1969 19:00:00 GMT-0500 (EST)

Monteverdi Choir 

English Baroque Soloists 

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Krystian Adam, Orfeo

Hana Blažíková, Euridice

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, co-directors

With English supertitles

Performance Details

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