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Opera “L’Orfeo” C. Monteverdi

Hosted by the Consul of the Maastricht Arts & Culture Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 02 Feb 20:00 - 23:00

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L'Orfeo (SV Protected content , sometimes called La favola d'Orfeo, is a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, by Claudio Monteverdi, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. It is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world. It was written in Protected content a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua. While Jacopo Peri's Dafne is generally recognised as the first work in the opera genre, and the earliest surviving opera is Peri's Euridice, L'Orfeo is the earliest that is still regularly performed.