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Orfeo, la favola d'

Composer:
Claudio Monteverdi
Original Language:
Italian
Librettist:
Alessandro Striggio
Description:
Opera in Five Acts and Prologue
Notes:

based on the myth in Ovid’s Metamorphoses

Time:
Mythological Times
Place:
The fields of Thrace; the Underworld
Role Voice Part Classification
Orfeo Baritone or Tenor L
Messaggera (Messenger) Mezzo-Soprano F
La Musica/La Speranza Soprano F
La Musica (Alone) Soprano S
La Speranza (Alone) Soprano S
Euridice Soprano S
Caronte (Charon) Bass S
Plutone (Pluto) Bass S
Proserpina Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano S
La Ninfa (Nymph) Soprano S
Apollo Tenor S
1st Shepherd (Apollo/1st Shepherd - performed by one artist = Feature) Tenor S
2nd Shepherd Tenor S
3rd Shepherd Tenor S
2nd Shepherd/2nd Spirit Tenor S
3rd Shepherd/1st Spirit Tenor S
4th Shepherd Bass B
1st Spirit Tenor B
2nd Spirit Tenor B
Echo (L'eco) Mezzo-Soprano or Soprano B
5th Shepherd B
3rd Spirit B
Two Nymphs B

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Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB