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LA MORTE D’ORFEO (1619): opera by Stefano Landi

4 September 2022, 18.00–20.30

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Stefano Landi (1587–1639)
Opera in 2 acts with break

Monta Martinsone (soprano), Rūta Vosyliūtė (soprano, Lithuania), Ieva Sumeja (soprano), Nora Kalniņa (soprano), Anete Viļuma (soprano), Simona Jocevičiūtė (soprano), Karolina Parmas (soprano), Ignas Ščesnulevičius (tenor), Krišs Pozemkovskis (bass), Daniils Kuzmins (bass), Arūnas Maliukas (bass)

Baroque orchestra Collegium Musicum Riga
Baroque choir Collegium Choro Musici Riga
Historical gestures Katerina Antonenko
Costumes designer Jeļena Forste
Assistant of artistic director Dārta Nora Pauļuka-Sadlovska
Artistic director and conductor Māris Kupčs

The opera/pastoral tragedy “La Morte d’Orfeo” by the Italian composer Stefano Landi was first performed in Rome in 1619 and dedicated to Alessandro Mattei, familiaris of Pope Paul V. The libretto, probably written by the composer himself, is partly inspired by Angelo Poliziano’s “La Favola d’Orfeo” (1484). Unlike Claudio Monteverdi’s opera “L’Orfeo” and the earliest Florentine operas on the same subject (Perri’s and Caccini’s “LEuridice”), Landi’s opera contains vivid comic episodes and characters and is like a sequel to the story of Orpheus.

Tickets: 11,20, 16,50, 21,50 Eur (discounts apply to pupils, students, seniors and disabled)

Tickets available online on and on site one hour prior the performance.

Latecomers will only be admitted during the break.

The project is financed by the Lithuanian Culture Council