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Orfeo

by Claudio Montiverdi

Orfeo is the often counted as the first true opera, though there were a number before this. Monteverdi chose a fitting subject for his masterwork, and it's a subject very dear to opera composer's hearts. 

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  • 1:57
    Possibly the most famous introduction to all operas, this is Monteverdi's music in its majesty and glory. Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor.
  • 2:19
    The celebrations of Orfeo's and Euridice's approaching marriage includes dancing and well wishes. Jenny Duck-Chong, Cantillation, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor.
  • 3:03
    One of the most beautiful love songs ever; Orfeo sings to his beloved Euridice. Mark Tucker, Penelope Mills, Orchestra of the Antipodes, Antony Walker conductor.