1999-06, New York Brooklyn Academy of Music, Orfeo


Favola in Musica


Composer: Claudio Monteverdi
Text: Alessandro Striggio, after Ovid
Venue and Dates: Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York City
10, 11, 12, 13 June 1999
Conductor: Rene Jacobs
Director/Choreographer: Trisha Brown
Sets and costumes: Roland Aeschlimann
Lighting: Gerd Meier

Orfeo: Simon Keenlyside (10, 12), / Carlo Allemano (11, 13)
Euridice/Eco: Patrizia Bicciré
La Messaggiera/La Musica: Graciela Oddone
Proserpina/Ninfa: Marissa Martins
La Speranza: Christophe Laporte
Plutone: Tómas Tómasson
Caronte: Paul Gérimon
Apollo: Palle Knudsen
Ninfa: Anne Cambier, Martina Dike
Pastori, Spriti : Christophe Laporte, René Linnenbank, Paul Gérimon, Johannes Chum, John Bowen
Dance Ensemble, Trisha Brown Company

Notes: Co-produced by Festival des Arts, International dArt Lyrique d’Aix-en-Province,
Trisha Brown Company
Label Offered by House of Opera: http://store.operapassion.com/index.html


Click below for the interview Simon gave within the documentary, La dernier chant d’Orphée


Bernard Holland for the New York Times, June 12 1999

MUSIC REVIEW; Opera Made Whole With Dance


“Simon Keenlyside in the title role sings in a graceful and engaging baritone; he looks good; and he is swift on his feet in a way most opera singers aren’t. “


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