> Editor's Choice
Newton, Van Evera, Wilkinson; C. Daniels, Hurley, Streetman, Purves, Pelc; Taverner Consort and Players, Parrott. Text and
translation. Avie AV 2278 (2)
A Whole New Old World
Andrew Parrott's fresh, powerful take on L'Orfeo presents Monteverdi's opera as a timeless fable built on familiar musical structures.
Played by an all-male cast for an all-male audience of intellectuals and literary theorists, Monteverdi's Orfeo is considered the first great opera, even though in 1607 there was no such thing. Blendi...
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