ⓘ La morte d'Orfeo


ⓘ La morte dOrfeo

La morte dOrfeo is an opera in five acts by the Italian composer Stefano Landi. It was first performed in Rome in 1619. The work is styled a tragicomedia pastorale. The libretto, which may be by the composer himself, is inspired by La favola dOrfeo by Angelo Poliziano. Unlike Monteverdis LOrfeo, Landis opera contains comic elements.


1. Synopsis

After Orpheus has failed to save his wife Eurydice from the underworld, he renounces wine and the love of women. This offends the god Bacchus who urges his female followers, the Maenads, to kill Orpheus. The enraged Maenads tear him apart. The gods want the dead Orpheus to join them on Olympus but Orpheus wants to be reunited with Eurydice in Hades. Only after the god Mercury shows him that, having drunk the waters of Lethe, Eurydice no longer remembers her husband, does Orpheus agree to ascend to Olympus.


2. Recordings

  • La morte dOrfeo, Cyril Auvity, Guillemette Laurens, Dominique Visse, van Elsacker, Guillon, Bucher, Akadêmia, conducted by Françoise Lasserre Zig Zag Territoires, 2007
  • La morte dOrfeo, John Elwes, Koslowski, Cordier, Harry van der Kamp, Tragicomedia, conducted by Stephen Stubbs Accent, 1987; Pan classics 2016
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  • Gluck, Orfeo 1981 - Page 6 Within the next dozen years two more settings of the story, Orfeo dolente 1616 by Domenico Belli and La morte d Orfeo 1619
  • Celeste 2012 John Dowland Lute songs Eric Bellocq 2012 Opera: Stefano Landi La Morte d Orfeo - in the role of Fosforo. Diapason 2006 - p37 Nom: Guillon Prenom:
  • Vergine Cavalli: Requiem Stefano Landi: La morte d Orfeo Monteverdi: Selva morale Monteverdi: Vespro per la Salute 1650 Monteverdi: Combattimento Heinrich
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  • Musica Association of the III Baroque Operas Festival in Warsaw 2018 La morte d Orfeo by Landi in Bacco role - the production Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam
  • Gioachino Rossini. Edipo a Colono 1817 Il pianto d armonia sulla morte di Orfeo 1808 La morte di Didone 1811 Dalle quete e pallid ombre 1812 Egle