Claudio Monteverdi


SV318, m xi1 • “La favola d'Orfeo”

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Monteverdi's Orfeo is one of the seminal works in the canon of Western music, the first great opera. When it was first given on February 24, 1607, in a room in the ducal palace at Mantua, the history of the genre dated back less than a decade. The direct model for Orfeo was one of the earliest operas, Jacopo Peri's Eur... read more