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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

by Various Artists

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo by Various Artists

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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

by Various Artists

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Label: Deutsche Grammophon
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.

About This Album

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.

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About This Album

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.