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Monteverdi: Orfeo

Saturday January 18th 2020
7 pm | 2h30 with intermission

Cast

Valerio Contaldo Orfeo
Mariana Flores Musica, Euridice
Sylvie Bédouelle La Messagiera
Anna Quitans Proserpina, Speranza
Alejandro Meerapfel Plutone
Salvatore Vitale Caronte
Matteo Bellotto Pastore
Nicholas Scott Pastore, Spirito, Eco
Carlo Vistoli Pastore
Alessandro Giangrande Pastore, Apollo
Philippe Favette Spirito
Estelle Lefort Ninfa

Choeur de chambre de Namur
Cappella Mediterranea

Leonardo García Alarcón Musical conductor

Presentation

Based on the myth of Orfeo trying to save his wife Euridice from Inferno, Orfeo is a landmark in the history of music, marking the musical end of Renaissance and the beginning of baroque, placing, as in all arts of the time, “the individual at the heart of the musical world.” Leonardo García Alarcón and Cappella Mediterranea will magnificently interpret this beautiful love song, a poetic and theatrical fable on the power of music.


The Namur Chamber Choir is supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (music and dance department), the National Lottery, the City and the Province of Namur. It is also supported by the Autonomous Port of Namur.

Supported by the Bureau Export for Cappella Mediterranea’s European Spring Tour.

Show in Italian with surtitles in French and English

PROGRAMME

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Orfeo

Favola in musica in one prologue and five acts on a libretto by Alessandro Striggio, created in 1607 at the Palazzo Ducale in Mantua.

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