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Landi: La morte d'Orfeo / Rousset, Les Talens Lyrique

Landi / Talens Lyriques / Rousset
Release Date: 06/12/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110661  
Composer:  Stefano Landi
Performer:  Renato DolciniCecilia MolinariAlexander MiminoshviliGaia Petrone
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Number of Discs: 1 
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Stefano Landi was an influential early opera composer, and La morte d’Orfeo is regarded as a milestone in the development of the genre. The narrative starts where Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo ends, taking us through the remaining adventures of Orpheus in the underworld. Beaten to death and torn apart by the fearsome maenads, Orpheus survives as a wandering soul and is finally reincarnated as a star in the sky. Landi succeeded in turning Greek tragedy into timeless music-drama, the starting point of all opera, and Seen and Heard International declared that it had ‘never before encountered such technical perfection’ in Pierre Audi’s Amsterdam
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La morte d'Orfeo, Op. 2 by Stefano Landi
Performer:  Renato Dolcini (Bass), Cecilia Molinari (Mezzo Soprano), Alexander Miminoshvili (Baritone),
Gaia Petrone (Alto)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: ?1619; Italy 

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