Jordi Savall conducts Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and the leading soloists of early opera in a beautiful period production of Monteverdi's favola in musica staged at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2002.
Gilbert Deflo's stage direction reflects the sublime art and imagery found in Mantua's Palazzo Ducale, with its famous Hall of Mirrors, where the opera was first performed in 1607.
"...a sumptuous and original production...The cast is strong throughout... Gilbert Deflo gives a fascinating talk about the background of his stunning production..." - The Opera Critic
"…[a] riveting and magnificent staging…a memorable result that I recommend unreservedly." - Opera
"...striking Spanish staging..." - The Independent
"This is a lovely performance of Orfeo recorded in the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona. It is a visual feast with brightly coloured costumes and a luminous rustic set in the manner of Poussin." - Early Music Forum of Scotland News
"The singing is generally excellent, with Furio Zanasi superb in the marathon role of Orfeo. Savall conducts with exuberance, and the camera delights in moving from him to the stage and back again. An extra feature is an interview with Deflo." - Dallas Morning News
Awards & Accolades:
BEST DVDS OF THE YEAR 2002 - The Independent
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