Monteverdi: Orfeo

semi-staged production by Thomas Guthrie

Friday, 28 June at 7.30 pm

I Fagiolini
director: Robert Hollingworth
Matthew Long Orfeo
Jenni Harper Euridice
Ciara Hendrick Messenger
Chris Adams Caronte
Charles Gibbs Plutone
Eleanor Minney Proserpina
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.

I Fagiolini

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.