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Monteverdi, l’inventeur de l’opéra

Documentary

Lecture & Discussion
Sat 21 Oct 2017 17.00
start 17.00
expected end time 18.05

An eyewitness to turbulent 17th-century Italy

On 24 February, 1607, in the Ducal Palace in Mantua, the premiere took place of what was probably the very first opera: Monteverdi's L'Orfeo. This documentary - produced for cultural TV channel Arte - follows the composer of this innovation’s long journey, via documents, locations and especially music. In dialogue with present-day performers, it paints a portrait that reads like a novel. In his 76 years of life, Monteverdi got to know, among others, Veronesi and Galileo, and got to read Cervantes’ first editions.

programme

Length: 52 minutes

performers

Philippe Beziat: director
Jean-Stephane Michaux: producer (Camera Lucida)
With, among others Scherzi Musicali and Christophe Rousset

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Philippe Beziat: director
Jean-Stephane Michaux: producer (Camera Lucida)
With, among others Scherzi Musicali...

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Sat 21 Oct 2017 17.00
start 17.00
expected end time 18.05

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