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Monteverdi DVD Set

Monteverdi’s seminal first opera L’Orfeo, tells the dramatic story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses of the descent of Orfeo (Georg Nigl) into the underworld to recover his beloved wife Euridice (Roberta Invernizzi), seen here in a production for La Scala, based on a painting by Titian and directed by Robert Wilson. David Alden’s visually sumptuous production of L’incoronazione di Poppea, with its suggestions of a giant game of chess, puts the opera’s potent blend of sex and politics in a context that sets ancient against modern – just as the action juxtaposes scurrilous comedy and stark drama.

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Claudio Monteverdi
Orfeo: Georg Nigl
La Musica/Euridice: Roberta Invernizzi
Messagera/Speranza: Sara Mingardo
Orchestra of Teatro Alla Scala
Conductor: Rinaldo Alessandrini
Director: Robert Wilson

L’incoronazione di Poppea
Nero: Sarah Connolly
Ottone: Jordi Domènech
Seneca: Franz-Josef Selig
Ottavia: Maite Beaumont
Drusilla: Ruth Rosique
Arnalta/Ottavia’s nurse: Dominique Visse
Baroque Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Director: David Alden

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0LPCM+DTS / Dolby Digital 2.0+5.1 
Format: NTSC
Regions: All Regions
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/ES/IT/CA
Running times: 116+183 mins