oRFEO IN oRVIETO

Orfeo, adapted by John Conklin and Karin Coonrod (and musically arranged by Gina Leishman) from Monteverdi's opera, is constructed for three singers, one speaker and seven musicians.

 

Excising all the shepherds music, the piece cuts to the quick of the cosmic love-story with its lover-poet-prophet Orfeo at its center. The opera is sung in Italian with spoken texts in Latin, English and German, texts from Ovid, Virgil, Rilke and Ruhl. 

Performances

Palazzo Simoncelli, Orvieto (July 2014)

 

Music Monteverdi
Arranged & Conducted by Gina Leishman

Cast

Stephen Salters – Orfeo

Andrea Brugnera (speaker)

Francesca Bruni (soprano)

Stefano Benini (tenor)

 

Musicians:

Riccardo Cambri (harpsichord)

Alessandro Graziani (percussion)

 

Dino Graziani (violin)

Rita Graziani (flute)

Gina Leishman (mandola)

Sandro Paradisi (accordion)

Sarah Roberts (cello)

 

Costumes by Oana Botez

Set and Lights by Peter Ksander

Directed by Karin Coonrod

Audio Track from Rehearsal 2013

Arranged & Conducted by Gina Leishman

 

Musicians:

Andrea Brugnera (speaker)

Francesca Bruni (soprano)

Stefano Benini (tenor)

Riccardo Cambri (harpsichord)

Alessandro Graziani (percussion)

Sandro Paradisi (accordion)

Dino Graziani (violin)

Rita Graziani (flute)