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Sunday, April 15, 2018 4:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Opera in Concert
Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo
Apollo’s Fire / The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

Photo credit: Jean Baptiste Camille Corot
 

“It’s hard to say who wrote the very first opera, but there’s little doubt about the first, truly great one — it’s Monteverdi’s 1607 masterpiece, L’Orfeo.” (National Public Radio)

As one of the earliest examples of the form, and certainly the earliest that still has a place in the present repertoire 400 years later, L’Orfeo sets to music the famous myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, whose long-awaited wedding night ends in tragedy when Eurydice is bitten by a poisonous snake and Orfeo storms the gates of hell to rescue her. Jeannette Sorrell leads Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s celebrated Baroque orchestra, in this semi-staged production with period dancers.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Artist Website

https://apollosfire.org/

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4/15/18 4:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Opera in Concert
Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo
Apollo’s Fire / The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra

DETAILS

“It’s hard to say who wrote the very first opera, but there’s little doubt about the first, truly great one — it’s Monteverdi’s 1607 masterpiece, L’Orfeo.” (National Public Radio)

As one of the earliest examples of the form, and certainly the earliest that still has a place in the present repertoire 400 years later, L’Orfeo sets to music the famous myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, whose long-awaited wedding night ends in tragedy when Eurydice is bitten by a poisonous snake and Orfeo storms the gates of hell to rescue her. Jeannette Sorrell leads Apollo’s Fire, Cleveland’s celebrated Baroque orchestra, in this semi-staged production with period dancers.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Artist Website

https://apollosfire.org/
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