Glimpse the origins of opera with conductor John Eliot Gardiner, who brings his “relentless intelligence and audacity” (Guardian, U.K.) to what is widely considered the first great work in the opera repertoire. Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo places the tragic Greek lovers Orpheus and Eurydice in an entirely new sound world, taking the dramatic arc of their myth to new heights of emotion.
This performance is also a part of the White Light Festival.
“The best of the early-music movement.”– New York Times
“A wholly involving evening of drama and music at the highest level.”– Washington Post
“The spirit of collaboration and unit that exuded from a stage made [the] performance feel like a true celebration—and a cause for one.”– Washington Post on L'Orfeo
Wednesday, October 18 Alice Tully Hall
Pre-concert lecture at 5:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
This event is part of: The Birth of Opera
English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
Krystian Adam, Orfeo
Hana Blažíková, Euridice
John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, co-directors
Made possible in part by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.