semi-staged production by Thomas Guthrie
Friday, 28 June at 7.30 pm
|director: Robert Hollingworth|
|Nicholas Hurndall Smith||Apollo|
Monteverdi’s Orfeo is by many regarded as not just the greatest early opera, but the finest opera of all time. It brings together heartfelt laments, catchy songs, sparkling instrumental writing and a dramatic highpoint which still shocks. Early violins, cornetts, recorders, sackbutts, lutes, harp, foul-sounding regal, theorbos, percussion and a quintet of trumpets back a cast of singers who, since their first visit to Stour in 1991, have immersed themselves in all genres of Monteverdi’s music, sacred and secular.
Tickets:£30£23 (numbered & reserved)£16 (unreserved)
Sponsored by The Sir John Swire 1989 Charitable Trust
The supper interval will take place between Acts 2 & 3, as there is no Late Night Extra concert.