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MONTEVERDI: L'Orfeo

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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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