Academy of Ancient Music / Monteverdi L'Orfeo

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Academy of Ancient Music / Monteverdi L'Orfeo

  • Sat 28 Sep 2013
  • 7:30PM
Imported 1834
Imported 1834

Barbican Centre

Silk StreetLondon EC2Y 8DS


Four centuries ago Claudio Monteverdi created a piece that would change theatrical history and give birth to opera as we know it. In L’Orfeo, Monteverdi’s spectacular ability to amplify the beauty of poetry with music was joined for the first time with his astounding gift for the theatrical. Now, the Academy of Ancient Music blows away the cobwebs of history and presents Monteverdi’s most significant work with all the freshness, vitality, colour and verve with which it astounded a Mantuan audience in 1607. Expert players, engaging singers and authentic instruments will draw you in to Monteverdi’s world of sensual beauty and exquisite charm.

Austrian mezzo-soprano Daniela Lehner, who has given several concerts at the ACF London, will perform the roles of La Musica and Speranza.

For details and booking information visit the website.