L'Orfeo (complete opera recorded in 2009)

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L'Orfeo (complete opera recorded in 2009)
Georg Nigl / Roberta Invernizzi / Sara Mingardo / Raffaella Milanesi / Furio Zanasi / Concerto Italiano / Rinaldo Alessandrini

[ Opus Arte DVD / DVD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 11 May 2011

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"In short, this is a wonderfully satisfying performance, featuring one of the finest Orfeos on disc, and a production which suits the needs of both the large-scale theatre and the small screen equally well."
(International Record Review)

"I've never heard [the separation scene] more effectively sung by either Orfeo or Euridice...[Nigl] animates the recitatives by putting the words and their rhetorical structures first...In short, this is a wonderfully satisfying performance, featuring one of the finest Orfeos on disc, and a production which suits the needs of both the large-scale theatre and the small screen equally well."
(International Record Review)

"Director Robert Wilson takes his inspiration from a Titian painting, Venus with Eros and an Organist, and delivers a series of starkly-lit tableaux - strong geometric shapes framing the highly stylised gestures of the cast. The drama comes from Alessandrini's edition and the bite and brilliance of the La Scala orchestra, and Concerto Italiano's inventive continuo section."
(BBC Music Magazine)

"the singers are drawn from the top drawer of Baroque practice...Wilson's concept of abstraction - both visual and dramatic - never seems to work with real live performers. But there's still a great deal of musical pleasure to be had from the singers and Rinaldo Alessandrini's conducting."
(Classic FM)