Written at the start of the 17th
century, L’Orfeo is generally
considered to be the first creation
in the Western operatic repertoire
and remains one of the most
appreciated operatic works today.
This masterpiece of poetry and
music will be receiving the kind of
attention to its singing and
theatricality that Emmanuelle
Haïm and her ensemble can give it
- only a matter of months after
recording it in what is already
being considered a benchmark
The artistic team
Emmanuelle Haïm : Musical director
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti : Director and sets
Cristian Taraborrelli : Sets and costumes
Giorgio Foti : Lighting
Fabio Iaquone : Video
Elisabeth Delesalle : Make-up & wigs
Raquel Silva : Assistant to the director
Jonathan Cohen, Benoît Hartoin, Laura Monica Pustilnik : Musical assistants
Dario Maughelli : Italian repetiteur
Marina de Liso
2 hrs 30 m
Opera sung in Italian, with French surtitles.
Opera in 1 prologue and 5 acts.
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio. First performed in Mantua on 24 February 1607.
Emmanuelle haïm, giorgio barberio corsetti, le concert d’astrée
a new production by the opéra de lille
Co-produced by the opéra de lille, the théâtre de caen and the opéra national du rhin. in collaboration with the théâtre du châtelet, paris - sets built by the opéra national du rhin - costumes made by the opéra de lille.