Monteverdi: L’Orfeo [La Capella Reial de Catalunya, Jordi Savall]

Conducted by Jordi Savall, the La Capella Reial de Catalunya (accompanied with the period-instrument ensemble Le Concert des Nations, also conducted by Savall) performs Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo (SV 318), sometimes called La favola d’Orfeo, a late Renaissance/early Baroque favola in musica, or opera, with a libretto by Alessandro Striggio. Written in 1607 for a court …

Purcell: King Arthur [Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra]

Conducted by Jean Tubéry, Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra perform King Arthur, or The British Worthy (Z. 628), a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by John Dryden. Recorded on August 31, 2015, at the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht) 2015 in TivoliVredenburg. A …

Arias and concertos from Handel and Vivaldi [Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon]

Conducted by Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra performs arias from George Frideric Handel, the German-born, British Baroque composer; and concertos from Antonio Vivaldi, the Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and cleric who was born in Venice. Mezzo-Soprano: Magdalena Kožená.

Lorenzo Regazzo sings “Sorge infausta una procella” from Handel’s “Orlando”

Venice-born Italian opera singer Lorenzo Regazzo sings “Sorge infausta una procella”, Zoroastro’s aria from Orlando, George Frideric Handel’s opera seria in three acts. Concerto Italiano conducted by Rinaldo Alessandrini. Oratorio del Gonfalone, Rome, March 2008.