Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm Alice Tully Hall, Starr Theater, Adrienne Arsht Stage

Pre-concert lecture at 5:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

John Eliot Gardiner I Photo by Sim Canetty Clarke

The Program

Monteverdi: L’Orfeo

With English supertitles

The Artists

Monteverdi Choir

English Baroque Soloists

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Krystian Adam, Orfeo

Hana Blažíková, Euridice

John Eliot Gardiner and Elsa Rooke, stage direction

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.

“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 unity that exuded from a stage made [the] performance feel like a true celebration—and a cause for one.” Washington Post on L'Orfeo