Emiliano Gonzalez Toro Orfeo
Emöke Barath Euridice, La Musica
Zachary Wilder Pastore
Fulvio Bettini Appolo
Alix Le Saux La Speranza
Natalie Perez Messagera
Jérôme Varnier Pastore, Caronte
Nicolas Brooymans Plutone
Juan Sancho Pastore
Mathilde Etienne Proserpina
Alicia Amo Ninfa
Ensemble I Gemelli
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro Conductor
In 1607, Claudio Monteverdi created his Orfeo, a musical fable, in Mantua, for the opening of Carnival at the Court Theatre of Duke Vincenzo I. For the first time in the history of music, real characters were animated by overwhelming human feelings: this exceptional dramatic power is the source of modern opera.
Tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro is one of the great experts of this repertoire, which he has sung on the most illustrious stages. He is currently the most credible heir to tenor Francesco Rasi, who created the role of Orfeo in Mantua. The Ensemble I Gemelli, which he directs, brings together first-rate vocal and instrumental virtuosos, all acclaimed specialists of the Italian Seicento. The CD recording which they have just made together could prove to be the great modern reference of one of music’s most iconic scores: this concert illustrates its magnificence, but live and in public this time!Show in Italian with surtitles in French and in English
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
Opera in five acts with prologue on a libretto by Alessandro Striggio, created in Mantua in 1607.
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