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Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea / Rousset, Grant Murphy, Chance

Monteverdi / Haymon / Rousset
Release Date: 11/18/2008 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 925  
Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Liang NingBrigitte BaileysMichael ChanceCynthia Haymon,   ... 
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Number of Discs: 2 
Length: 3 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Almost four decades before creating his Poppea, Monteverdi wrote in the preface to his fifth book of madrigals, ‘The modern composer must create his works solely on the basis of the truth’ – a credo to which the music of his final opera is utterly faithful.

Poppea is a potent work from opera’s first true creator and pioneering genius. The fact that, at the close of this highly charged ‘dramma in musica’, he allows evil to triumph over good (albeit temporarily) has frequently led to his being decried as amoral.

Monteverdi’s timeless masterpiece, which creates a deep involvement in performers and audiences alike, is brilliantly captured in this High Definition live recording of Pierre Audi’s moving and
Read more beautifully styled production from Het Muziektheater Amsterdam in 1994.

Number of Discs: 2
Region: All
Running Time: 219 minutes
Format: NTSC, Widescreen, Dolby 2.0, Color
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch
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Works on This Recording

1.
L'Incoronazione di Poppea by Claudio Monteverdi
Performer:  Liang Ning (Mezzo Soprano), Brigitte Baileys (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Claron McFadden (Soprano), Heidi Grant Murphy (Soprano)
Conductor:  Christophe Rousset
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Talens Lyriques
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1642; Venice, Italy 
Venue:  Live 

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