Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.
by Various Artists
Monteverdi: L'Orfeo by Various Artists
Released: Nov 1987
Here is the best recording of the world's first great opera, conducted by Baroque specialist John Eliot Gardiner. Monteverdi's story of Orpheus in the underworld demands a dramatic major lead, and it finds one here with Anthony Rolfe-Johnson (his "Possente spirto" is truly divine). The soloists, choir and ensemble commit to the era, and the resulting bright, semi-improvisational feel of the recording is part of its immense charm.
Daphne Carr
Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

Get 3 months of Rhapsody for $1 and listen to millions of songs.

Available on iOS, Android, Windows and Web.