Saturday Night at the Opera playlist for 09/05/2015
Part 1 of our exploration of the Monteverdi Trilogy by playing editions of Monteverdi's opera that shun historical authenticity. This week, Carl Orff's 1940 edition of L'Orfeo was the focus of discussion. 1) L'Orfeo (Orff)-Lucia Popp (soprano); Rose Wagemann (mezzo-soprano); Hermann Prey (baritone); Karl Ridderbusch (bass); Kurt Eichhorn (conductor); Bavarian Radio Choir; Munich Radio Orchestra. 2) L'Orfeo-Faye Newton (soprano); Emily van Evera (mezzo-soprano); David Hurley (countertenor); Charles Daniels (tenor); Christopher Purves (bass); Andrew Parrott (conductor); Taverner Consort & Players.