L’Orpheo – Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough Festival Opera
11, 13, 15, 16, 18 July

L’Orpheo – Claudio Monteverdi

Director Olivia Fuchs

Choreographer CW

Monteverdi’s poignant and revolutionary take on the Orpheus legend, often considered the first operatic masterpiece.L’Orfeo will be performed on period instruments by Venetian Baroque specialists La Serenissima, conducted by Robert Howarth (The Return of Ulysses 2021) and directed by Olivia Fuchs, returning following our acclaimed Cunning Little Vixen in 2021.“Conducting from the harpsichord, Robert Howarth draws seemingly endless variety from a small instrumental ensemble, reflecting the evolutions of the drama and Monteverdi’s prodigious invention”
★ ★ ★ ★  The Stage (The Return of Ulysses, 2021)“Director Olivia Fuchs welded this large, diverse, and youthful company into a real ensemble”
★ ★ ★ ★ Plays to See (The Cunning Little Vixen, 2021)