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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318
Composed by Claudio Monteverdi
Performed by Le Concert D'Astree
with Ian Bostridge, Natalie Dessay, Richard Burkhard, Lorenzo Regazzo, Veronique Gens, Carolyn Sampson, Alice Coote, Paul Thompson, Sonia Prina, Christopher Maltman, Paul Agnew, Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse, Mario Luperi, Pascal Bertin, Patrizia Ciofi, Robert MacDonald, Norbert Meyn, Malcolm Bennett, Emmanuelle Haim

Re-issue 7 March 2011, CD,

"Once again Emmanuelle Ham has come up with a winner, a new recording of Monteverdi's Orfeo, that shows the conductor and her forces in spirited condition with a recording that is noted for a heightened expressivity on the part of the singers, perhaps a bit too much so for some listeners. Ian Bostridge in the title role displays his customary quirks but nonetheless moves not only Caronte but the listener in his plea, 'Possente spirito'."