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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo / Sylvia Pozzer, William Matteuzzi, Sara Mingardo, Angela Bucci, Sergio Vartolo

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>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo

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>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo
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Notes & Reviews:

Even four centuries after its first performance, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo reigns as one of the most enduringly popular of all operatic works and remains solidly in today's repertoire. Sergio Vartolo's historically-informed interpretation enthralls listeners by revealing the full genius of what we today consider the first "real" opera. Superb performances from singers like Sara Mingardo elevate this recording to the level of essential listening.

BBC Music Magazine, September 2012
Ably delivered by Itailan singers and players, but mannered effects - self-conscious musical direction, slow tempos - too often devalue idiomatic virtues.

MusicWeb International, 10th May 2013
The singing is on a high level with a very good chorus and first class contributions from the many secondary singers. Sylvia Pozzer who sings Musica as well as Euridice, is lovely and fresh voiced...[Matteuzzi] is an excellent Orfeo, expressive and able to vary his tone exquisitely...[Mingardo] sings gloriously in Act IV.

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Angela Bucci, Loris Bertolo, Gianpaolo Dal Dosso, Sara Mingardo, Ilaria Zanetti, Sylvia Pozzer, Gabriella Martellacci, Francesco De Poli, Michele Andalò, William Matteuzzi, Gian Paolo Fagotto (vocals).

Recording information: Auditorium of Pigna, Corsica (10/2006).


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>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo
  • Performers: Nicola Reniero (Organ); Rossella Pozzer (Recorder); Rossella Pozzer (Fife); Nicola Reniero (Harpsichord); Jean-Pierre Canihac (Cornett); Julien Lucchi (Trombone); Gianni Maraldi (Viola); Sergio Vartolo (Harpsichord); Sergio Vartolo (Spinet); Aurélie Serre (Trombone); Jean Giannelli (Percussion); Pietro Prosser (Cetra); Riccardo Coelati (Violin); Davide Monti (Violin); Loredana Gintoli (Harp); Frédéric Lucchi (Trombone); Riccardo Vartolo (Violin); Luigi Lupo (Recorder); Barbara Ostini (Viola); Marcello Scandelli (Cello); Pietro Prosser (Guitar); Jean Imbert (Clarino); Luigi Lupo (Fife); Pietro Prosser (Archlute); Valentin Perez (Trombone); Eric Lechartier (Trombone); Jean-Pierre Canihac (Quinto)
  • Conductor: Sergio Vartolo
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1607