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Monteverdi Cycle: L'Orfeo; Il Ritorno d'Ulisse; L'Incononazione di Poppea; Il Combattimento [7 DVD]

Album Summary

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incoronazione di Poppea
>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"For any opera to be fully effective, the singing must be superb, and the consistently transcendent vocal quality and idiomatically appropriate period practice are the other elements that raise these performances to the level of the sublime. Each performance has unique strengths, with Poppea being probably the most effective in all its aspects. The cast is dramatically as well as musically first-rate....Taken individually, these performances are breathtakingly effective, and as a complete record of Monteverdi's surviving operas, the set is a towering achievement that should be of strong interest to any lover of opera or of early music." -All Music Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 570 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9 anamorphic, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, DTS 5.1 Surround
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Country of Origin: USA



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Works Details

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Incoronazione di Poppea
  • Performers: Michael Chance (Countertenor); Claron McFadden (Soprano); Heidi Grant Murphy (Mezzo Soprano); Brigitte Balleys (Mezzo Soprano); Cynthia Haymon (Soprano); Liang Ning (Alto)
  • Conductor: Christophe Rousset
  • Ensemble: Les Talens Lyriques
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1642
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Monteverdi, Claudio : L'Orfeo
  • Performers: Mario Luperi (Bass); Juanita Lascarro (Soprano); David Cordier (Countertenor); Michael Chance (Tenor); Brigitte Balleys (Mezzo Soprano); John Ainsley (Tenor)
  • Conductor: Stephen Stubbs
  • Ensemble: Concerto Palatino
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1607
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda
  • Performers: Adrian Martin; Maarten Koningsberger (Baritone); Lorna Anderson (Soprano)
  • Conductor: David Porcelijn
  • Ensemble: ASKO Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1640
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Monteverdi, Claudio : Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria
  • Performers: Toby Spence (Tenor); Anthony Johnson (Tenor); Jaco Huijpen (Bass); Christopher Gillet; Brian Asawa; Graciela Araya
  • Conductor: Glen Wilson
  • Ensemble: Baroque Ensemble
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1640
  • Studio/Live: Live