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Proms 2015 Prom 25: Monteverdi – Orfeo

Prom 25: Monteverdi – Orfeo
Prom 25: Monteverdi – Orfeo
19:30 Tue 4 Aug 2015 Royal Albert Hall
Period-performance specialist Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the work often credited as being the world’s first opera – Monteverdi’s 'Orfeo' (1607).
Period-performance specialist Sir John Eliot Gardiner conducts the work often credited as being the world’s first opera – Monteverdi’s 'Orfeo' (1607).

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Monteverdi’s Orfeo is the first great opera – the moment when psychological truth and musical virtuosity came together to tell a story of love, loss and the power of art. Sir John Eliot Gardiner – making the first of two appearances this year, tonight with the English Baroque Soloists – transforms the Royal Albert Hall into the 17th-century Mantuan court of the Gonzagas with some of Monteverdi’s loveliest melodies and most colourful instrumental writing, bringing the tale of Orpheus and his beloved Eurydice to fresh musical life.

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