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Domenico Belli: Orfeo Dolente

article thumb - Musica Antica's production of Lo Spedale (2018-19)

Musica Antica's production of Lo Spedale (2018-19)

Summary

Musica Antica Rotherhithe present the first staging of Belli's masterpiece in miniature since its premiere in Florence in 1616, alongside music by his contemporary Claudio Monteverdi, and Monteverdi's student, Francesco Cavalli.

Date & time

Date:18 September 2021

Time:7.30pm to 9pm

Event Details

Address:Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe
London

Post code:SW4 9EH

Tickets:£10, £2 for children

Description

After Hades snatches Eurydice from his arms, Orpheus descends into hell a second time to rescue her from death.

Musica Antica Rotherhithe present the first staging of Belli's opera since its premiere in Florence in 1616. Written when opera as an art form was still in its infancy, it shows the New Music of the early Baroque at its most experimental, expressive and emotionally powerful.

Lasting under 1 hour, it also makes the perfect introduction to music of this period for those new to early opera. Belli's opera will be accompanied by music by his contemporary Claudio Monteverdi, and Monteverdi's student and most prolific composer of opera of the 17th Century, Francesco Cavalli.

​A bar selling cream teas, wine, beer and home-infused gin cocktails will operate during the interval and after the performance.

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Programme

Claudio Monteverdi (1567 - 1643):
Prologue to Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria
Francesco Cavalli (1602 - 1676):
Act I Scenes I-II from L'Ercole Amante
Ecco l'idolo mio from L'Elena
Uscitemi dal cor from L'Erismena
Mia speranza from L'Elena
Un talamo ed un letto from L'Ormindo
Mia vita, mio bene from Il Ciro

Interval

Domenico Belli (d. 1627):
Orfeo Dolente
With madrigals from Monteverdi's Terzo Libro dei Madrigali

Map

Accessibility

Access for wheelchair usersAccess for wheelchair users

Adapted toiletAdapted toilet

Assistance dogAssistance dogs welcome

Disability trainingDisability awareness training received

Large print availableLarge print available

Level access toiletLevel access toilet

Positive about disabledPositive about disabled people

Seat availableSeat available

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