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Les Arts Florissants|Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, SV 318 (Live)

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, SV 318 (Live)

William Christie, Les Arts Florissants, Maria Grazia Schiavo, Dietrich Henschel

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In May 2008, William Christie returned to his first love, with this flamboyant production of Orfeo directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi. This was the first part of the complete Monteverdian trilogy which the pair performed on the famous Madrid stage. At the head of his Arts Florissants, with help from the Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse and some great solo voices, William Christie offers up exquisite timbres and shimmering colours.

This show, which has already been released on DVD, is available here in its audio version alone. That means we miss out on the visual delights provided by Pier Luigi Pizzi, one of the last great Italian aesthetes to grace the lyrical stage before it descended into its present, parlous state. The lack of images brings the music into fuller focus: we can enjoy the high-level cast headed by Dietrich Hensel in the title role. Hensel deploys all of his theatrical skill to bring the character to life, stepping out beyond the beautiful songs and the confines of a purely baroque style: this performance certainly proved controversial among critics.

Around him, a deluxe cast enter and exit the stage, including the subtle and stylistically perfect Euridice (but also La Musica, and, curiously, Proserpina) played by Maria Grazia Schiavo. Note also the smooth performance by Sonia Prina (Messaggiera, La Speranza), Antonio Abete's splendid Plutone, and the magnificent Cyril Autvity (second Shepherd and first Spirit). This landmark production is now available on Qobuz. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo, SV 318 (Live)

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L'Orfeo, SV 318 (Claudio Monteverdi)

1
Toccata (Live)
Les Arts Florissants
00:03:15

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

L'Orfeo, SV 318, Prologue (Claudio Monteverdi)

2
Dal mio permesso amato (Live)
Maria Grazia Schiavo
00:06:19

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Maria Grazia Schiavo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

L'Orfeo, SV 318, Act I (Claudio Monteverdi)

3
In questo lieto e fortunato giorno (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:01:33

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

4
Vieni Imeneo, deh vieni (Live)
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:00:39

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

5
Muse, honor di Parnaso (Live)
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:00:51

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

6
Lasciate i monti, lasciate i fonti (Live)
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:01:38

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

7
Ma tu, gentil cantor (Live)
Cyril Auvity
00:00:42

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

8
Rosa del ciel, vita del mondo (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:01:49

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

9
Io non dirò qual sia nel tuo gioir (Live)
Maria Grazia Schiavo
00:00:54

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Maria Grazia Schiavo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

10
Lasciate i monti (Live)
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:01:31

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

11
Ma s'il nostro gioir dal ciel deriva (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:01:25

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

12
Alcun non sia che disperato (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:01:14

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

13
Che poi che nembo rio gravido il seno (Live)
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:01:16

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

14
E dopo l'aspro gel (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:00:32

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

15
Ecco Orfeo (Live)
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:00:42

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

L'Orfeo, SV 318, Act II (Claudio Monteverdi)

16
Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:00:35

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

17
Mira ch'a sé n'alletta (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:00:37

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

18
In questo prato adorno (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:00:50

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

19
Qui le Napee (Live)
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:00:57

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

20
Vi ricorda, o boschi ombrosi (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:02:05

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

21
Mira, deh mira, Orfeo (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:00:30

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

22
Ahi, caso acerbo! (1) [Live]
Sonia Prina
00:03:04

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Sonia Prina, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

23
In un fiorito prato (Live)
Sonia Prina
00:02:18

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Sonia Prina, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

24
Ahi, caso acerbo! (2) [Live]
Xavier Sabata
00:01:08

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

25
Tu se'morta (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:02:32

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

26
Ahi, caso acerbo! (3) [Live]
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:00:59

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

27
Ma io ch'in questa lingua (Live)
Sonia Prina
00:01:12

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Sonia Prina, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

28
Sinfonia (Live)
Les Arts Florissants
00:01:04

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

29
Chi ne consola, ahi lassi? (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:01:58

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

30
Ahi, caso acerbo! (4) [Live]
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:00:22

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

31
Ma dove, ah dove or sono (Live)
Xavier Sabata
00:02:23

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

32
Ahi, caso acerbo! (5) [Live]
Hanna Bayodi-Hirt
00:01:41

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Xavier Sabata, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist - Hanna Bayodi-Hirt, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

L'Orfeo, SV 318, Act III (Claudio Monteverdi)

33
Sinfonia (1) [Live]
Les Arts Florissants
00:00:39

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

34
Scorto da te, mio nume (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:01:07

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

35
Ecco l'atra palude, ecco il nocchiero (Live)
Sonia Prina
00:02:30

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Sonia Prina, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

36
Dove, ah dove te'n vai (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:00:34

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

37
Oh tu ch'innanzi morte a queste rive (Live)
Luigi De Donato
00:01:32

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Luigi De Donato, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

38
Sinfonia (2) [Live]
Les Arts Florissants
00:00:47

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

39
Possente spirto (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:02:12

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

40
Non viv'io, no (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:01:33

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

41
A lei volt'ho il cammin (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:03:34

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

42
Orfeo son io (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:01:17

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

43
O de le luci mie (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:00:57

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

44
Sol tu, nobile Dio (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:00:52

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

45
Ben mi lusinga alquanto (Live)
Luigi De Donato
00:01:42

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist - Luigi De Donato, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

46
Sinfonia (3) [Live]
Les Arts Florissants
00:00:39

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

47
Ei dorme (Live)
Dietrich Henschel
00:01:47

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Dietrich Henschel, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

48
Nulla impresa per huom si tenta invano (Live)
Cyril Auvity
00:04:14

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Cyril Auvity, Artist, MainArtist - Jonathan Sells, Artist, MainArtist - Juan Sancho, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

L'Orfeo, SV 318, Act IV (Claudio Monteverdi)

49
Signor, quell'infelice (Live)
Maria Grazia Schiavo
00:02:25

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist - Maria Grazia Schiavo, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

50
Benché severo ed immutabil fato (Live)
Antonio Abete
00:01:44

William Christie, Conductor, MainArtist - Claudio Monteverdi, Composer - Antonio Abete, Artist, MainArtist - Les Arts Florissants, Ensemble, MainArtist

(C) 2020 Dynamic (P) 2020 Dynamic

Album Description

In May 2008, William Christie returned to his first love, with this flamboyant production of Orfeo directed by Pier Luigi Pizzi. This was the first part of the complete Monteverdian trilogy which the pair performed on the famous Madrid stage. At the head of his Arts Florissants, with help from the Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse and some great solo voices, William Christie offers up exquisite timbres and shimmering colours.

This show, which has already been released on DVD, is available here in its audio version alone. That means we miss out on the visual delights provided by Pier Luigi Pizzi, one of the last great Italian aesthetes to grace the lyrical stage before it descended into its present, parlous state. The lack of images brings the music into fuller focus: we can enjoy the high-level cast headed by Dietrich Hensel in the title role. Hensel deploys all of his theatrical skill to bring the character to life, stepping out beyond the beautiful songs and the confines of a purely baroque style: this performance certainly proved controversial among critics.

Around him, a deluxe cast enter and exit the stage, including the subtle and stylistically perfect Euridice (but also La Musica, and, curiously, Proserpina) played by Maria Grazia Schiavo. Note also the smooth performance by Sonia Prina (Messaggiera, La Speranza), Antonio Abete's splendid Plutone, and the magnificent Cyril Autvity (second Shepherd and first Spirit). This landmark production is now available on Qobuz. © François Hudry/Qobuz

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