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Monteverdi's L'Orfeo

3 hours
First broadcast:
Thursday 06 May 2010

Monteverdi's opera L'Orfeo from La Scala, Milan

Penny Gore presents Monteverdi's seminal opera L'Orfeo, recorded at La Scala Milan and conducted by early music specialist, Rinaldo Alessandrini. And the BBC Scottish SO play music infused with the spirit of dance.


La Musica / Echo......Roberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Orfeo......Georg Nigl (tenor)
Euridice......Roberta Invernizzi (soprano)
Silvia /Speranza......Sara Mingardo (contralto)
Caronte......Luigi De Donato (bass)
Proserpina......Raffaella Milanesi (soprano)
Plutone......Giovanni B. Parodi (bass)
Furio Zanasi (tenor) Apollo
Chorus & Orchestra of La Scala, Milan
Rinaldo Alessandrini, conductor

Ravel: Menuet antique
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Matthias Pintscher, conductor

Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Stefan Solyom, conductor

Beethoven: Symphony No.7 in A
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
Donald Runnicles, conductor.



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