Opera

L'Orfeo

Claudio Monteverdi

20 Nov, 22 - 24 Nov, 22

Musical Conductor: Leonardo García Alarcón | Director and Choreographer: Sasha Waltz | Sasha Waltz & Guests | Vocalconsort Berlin | Freiburger Barockorchester

20 Nov 22

Premiere

24 Nov 22

Last performance

4

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The first operatic experiments in history were conceived on the ambitious premise that –in the same way as with the legendary Orfeo- it was possible to tame human passions with the voice and music: instil happiness, sadness, or even more so, bring them face to face in an abrupt manner, as when the fateful messenger interrupts the wedding celebrations in the second act of this opera. It is not surprising, therefore, that the myth of the famous Thracian singer was the protagonist of some of the first titles in this genre.

The efficacy of these artifices not only concurred with Neoplatonic philosophy of order and the consonance of the universe: thanks to the genius of Monteverdi , the audience of that time discovered in  L’Orfeo  the alliance between theatre and singing provided  a dynamic to the human experience of unexplored emotions and unsung intensity.  The German choreographer Sasha Waltz takes on a similar challenge in her understanding of this founding work in the history of opera: the integration of the arts in a flowing continuo of seamless sound and movement, able to dominate – by way of harmony and geometry - our own passions.


Legende in music, in a prologue and five acts

Music by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643)

Libretto by Alessandro Striggo, based on the Metamorphoses by Ovid and the Gergics by Virgil

Premiere at the Ducal Palace of Mantua, 24 February 1607

Premiere at the Teatro Real, 2 October 1999

A production of Sasha Waltz & Guests in collaboration with the Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Grand Théatre du Luxembourg, Bergem Internacional Festival and Opera Lille


Artistic team

Musical conductor | Leonardo García Alarcón

Director and choreograher | Sasha Waltz

Stage designer | Alexander Schwarz 

Costume designer | Bernd Skodzig 

Lighting designer | Martin Hauk

Video designer | Tapio Snellman 


Cast

Music / Euridice | Julie Roset

Orfeo | Georg Nigl

Messenger / Hope | Charlotte Hellekant

Charon | Alex Rosen

Proserpine | Luciana Mancini

Pluto | Konstantin Wolff

Apollo / Echo / Fourth Shephard | Julián Millán

A Nymph / First Shephard | Cécile Kempenaers

Second Shephard 2 / Spirit | Leandro Marziotte

Fifth Shephard / Spirit | Hans Wijers

Third Shepard / Spirit | Florian Feth


Sasha Waltz & Guests

Vocalconsort Berlin

Freiburger Barockorchester


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L'Orfeo, de Claudio Monteverdi

Programa de mano

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Releases

Protector Friend

19 September

2022

Collaborating and Benefactor Friend

20 September

2022

Friends of Teatro Real

21 September

2022

Subscribers

22 September

2022

Tickets on sale

23 September

2022

Performances

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20 November 2022

18:00

Main Auditorium

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21 November 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

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23 November 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

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24 November 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

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Parallel activities

Concierto

What's OnBiblioteca Musical Victor Espinos (Conde Duque)

Orfeo barroco  - Lucía Caihuela y Manuel Minguillón | Noviembre

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Mesa Redonda

What's OnBiblioteca Nacional

La mitología en la literatura y la ópera. Mesa redonda en torno a Aquiles en Esciros y L'Orfeo | 17 de noviembre

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Ciclo de conferencias

What's OnCírculo de Bellas Artes

La larga sombra de Orfeo | 22 y 23 de noviembre

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Ciclo de cuatro conferencias

What's OnFundación Pastor

El mito de Orfeo y el orfismo

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Encuentro

What's OnIstituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid

El poder de recitar cantando

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Seminario

What's OnMuseo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

En torno al día de los muertos

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ENCUENTRO

What's OnReal Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid

Seminario sobre el mito musical de Orfeo | 10 de noviembre

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TALLER

What's OnUniversidad Nebrija

Sobre dioses, niños y otros seres mitológicos.

Taller para niños entre 5 y 8 años 

26 de noviembre

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