L'Orfeo (Des Opernhauses Zürich)

Overview

Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643 was the first big-name composer of operas in the middle of the Baroque era of classical music. This film of his version of the story of Orpheus and the underworld was made by the famed opera director and set-designer, Jean-Pierre Ponelle, with soloists and choir from the Zurich Opera House of Switzerland. In a step which was highly unusual at the time, the musicians and singers attempted to use authentically Baroque period instrumentation, instruments and vocal techniques under the ...
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Overview

Claudio Monteverdi 1567-1643 was the first big-name composer of operas in the middle of the Baroque era of classical music. This film of his version of the story of Orpheus and the underworld was made by the famed opera director and set-designer, Jean-Pierre Ponelle, with soloists and choir from the Zurich Opera House of Switzerland. In a step which was highly unusual at the time, the musicians and singers attempted to use authentically Baroque period instrumentation, instruments and vocal techniques under the musical direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The set design and costuming also reflect the visually stunning excesses of the Baroque period. Among director Ponelle's other films are similarly careful productions of Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea and Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2007
  • UPC: 044007341636
  • Original Release: 1978
  • Rating:

  • Source: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Region Code: 0
  • Presentation: Subtitled
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 77,285

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Trudeliese Schmidt La Musica /Speranza
Dietlinde Turban Euridice
Francisco Araiza Pastor 2 / Spirito 1
Nikolaus Harnoncourt Conductor
Technical Credits
Jean-Pierre Ponnelle Director, Screenwriter
Wolfgang Treu Cinematographer
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Disc #1 -- Orfeo
   Start Programme
   Select Title
      Prologue
      Act 1
      Act 2
      Act 3
      Act 4
      Act 5
   Subtitles
      Italiano
      English
      Deutsch
      Français
      Castellano
      Chinese
      Subtitles Off
   Audio
      PCM Stereo
      Dts 5.1
   Trailers & Catalogue
      Trailers
         La Traviata (Salzburg 2006)
         Mozart Showreel
         Mahler - Bernstein
      Catalogue
         Portraits & Specials
         Concerts
         Ballets
         Operas
         Operettas
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