Oct 18

Orfeo

GARDINER CONDUCTS MONTEVERDI

The Birth of Opera

Photo by Sim Canetty Clarke

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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.

 

 

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The best of the early-music movement.

- <em>New York Times</em>

A wholly involving evening of drama and music at the highest level.

- <em>Washington Post</em>

The spirit of collaboration and unit that exuded from a stage made [the] performance feel like a true celebration—and a cause for one.

- <em>Washington Post</em> on <em>L'Orfeo</em>

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