Sunday, September 19 & 26
In late September, Stingray Classica presents an opera premiere of legendary proportions, as musical director Emiliano Gonzalez Toro leads Ensemble I Gemelli in this 2021 performance of Claudio Monteverdi's late renaissance opera L'Orfeo! One of the first operas ever written, it is still performed regularly, with this interpretation recorded at the Théâtre Graslin in Nantes, France. Among the soloists are Toro himself (Orpheus), Emőke Baráth (Eurydice), Natalie Perez, Douglas Williams, Fulvio Bettini, Alix Le Saux, Jérôme Varnier, and Mathilde Etienne. The opera retells the Greek legend of Orpheus and his descent to the underworld to return his bride Eurydice to the world of the living. Monteverdi composed L'Orfeo in 1607 for the annual Carnival at Mantua.