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L'Anima del Filosofo

by Josef Haydn

Haydn's last opera is an incredible expression of Haydn himself.   Knowing it would not be performed Haydn wrote exactly what he wanted to. 

Listen to Haydn's emotional re-telling of the Orpheus story.

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  • 4:05
    Orpheus (Andrew Goodwin) sings of his grief and confusion at his wife's Eurydice's death. Andrew Goodwin, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor.
  • 6:25
    The Sybil (Elena Xanthoudakis) gives Orpheus hope that his journey to the underworld will be worthwhile. An amazingly virtuosic aria. Elena Xanthoudakis, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker, conductor.
  • 1:26
    The people (Cantillation) offer Orpheus their support in his quest to find Eurdyice. Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker, conductor.