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Monteverdi: L'orfeo / Ainsley, Balleys, Stubbs, Chance

Release Date: 10/29/2013 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: 6007  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Michael ChanceJohn Mark AinsleyBrigitte BalleysDavid Cordier,   ... 
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto PalatinoTragicomedia
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Simply the most compelling account of L'Orfeo yet produced...John Mark Ainsley is simply superb as Orfeo..." -- BBC Music Magazine

Claudio Monteverdi

Orfeo – John Mark Ainsley
Euridice – Juanita Lascarro
La Messagiera – Brigitte Balleys
Apollo / Pastore II – Russell Smythe
La Musica – David Cordier
La Speranza – Michael Chance
Caronte – Mario Luperi
Proserpina – Bernarda Fink
Plutone / Pastore IV – Dean Robinson
Pastore I / Eco – Jean-Paul Fouchécourt
Pastore III – Douglas Nasrawi
Ninfa – Suzie LeBlanc

Concerto Palatino
Stephen Stubbs, conductor

Read more Pierre Audi, stage director
Michael Simon, set designer
Jorge Jara, costume designer
Jean Kalman, lighting designer

Recorded live at Het Muziektheater Amsterdam, July 1997

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: LPCM Stereo / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Running time: 140 mins
No. of DVDs: 2
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Works on This Recording

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Michael Chance (Countertenor), John Mark Ainsley (Tenor), Brigitte Balleys (Mezzo Soprano),
David Cordier (Countertenor), Mario Luperi (Bass), Russel Smythe (Baritone)
Conductor:  Stephen Stubbs
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Palatino,  Tragicomedia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1607; Mantua, Italy 

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