Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Jordi Savall

September 22, 2021, 10:00 pm

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Jordi Savall in 2016 (Photo: G.Garitan, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)

Jordi Savall leads Le Concert des Nations, La Capella Reial de Catalunya, and soloists in Monteverdi’s five-act musical retelling of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice, the Classical myth of patience, faith, and enduring love.

Featuring mezzo Luciana Mancini, baritone Marc Mauillon, contralto Sara Mingardo, and bass Silvio Vitale, tonight’s presentation was recorded live in concert June 4, 2021, at the Opéra Comique, Paris.

Thanks to WFMT’s association with the European Broadcasting Union, we’re able to offer tonight’s program as a stream for thirty days following the broadcast. A blue “Listen” button will appear below when the stream is accessible.


Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)
Alessandro Striggio the Younger (c.1573-1630)
L’Orfeo, SV 318
Prologue – Act I – Act II – Act III – Act IV – Act V

Luciana Mancini, mezzo-soprano: Musica/Euridice
Marc Mauillon, baritone-bass: Orfeo
Sara Mingardo, contralto: Messaggera
Marianne Beate Kielland, mezzo-soprano: Speranza/Proserpina
Furio Zanasi, baritone: Appolo
Salvo Vitale, bass: Caronte/Plutone
Víctor Sordo, tenor: Pastore I/Spirito II
Lise Viricel, soprano: Ninfa
Gabriel Díaz, countertenor: Pastore II/Spirito IV
Alessandro Giangrande, countertenor: Pastore III/Spirito I/Eco

La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor