Cornwell, Joseph; Masset, Francoise; Boes, Bruno Karl; Lallouette, Olivier; Gerimon, Paul; Vendassi, Jean; Podeur, Mireille; Muller, Rufus; Karolyi, Katalin; Poulenard, Isabelle; Beaufort, Sonia de; Arts Baroques, Les; Lopez, Isabelle
This important new release is a recording of the first known opera, Euridice, by Iacopo Peri. Based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Euridice, this opera was first performed in 1600. Tackling this work is Les Arts Baroques conducted by Mireille Podeur, an adept ensemble which specializes in such early music. Reviews of this performance include “This Euridice is totally devoted to the sphere of emotions… an approach which enhances the theatrical aspect. The entire stage is flawless in terms of commitment. Mireille Podeur’s work proposes greater imagination and spontaneity. The choice of a theatrical approach to Euridice has the great advantage of never being monotonous.” This is a must-have release for any true opera lover.