In this version, revered figures from classical antiquity, the gods included, are revealed in a series of increasingly farcical situations. There could not be a greater contrast of approach to the timeless story. Like Doubts Assail Orpheus - Monteverdi* - An Introduction To Orfeo (CD), Birtwistle has been fascinated by ritual, folklore and Greek myth, and Orpheus in particular has been the focus of several of his works.
The structure of the plot of The Mask of Orpheus is complex. Rather than progressing in an A—B—C trajectory, the plot is non-linear and explores various versions of the myth in several directions at once.
Each of the major characters — Doubts Assail Orpheus - Monteverdi* - An Introduction To Orfeo (CD), Eurydice and Aristaeus — appear in three forms, and individual events may occur several different times.
The result is a remarkable fusion of music and drama on a Wagner ian scale. Not heard in London in over a decade, this extended parable on the life of a poet and the dangers of self-obsession is a hypnotically beautiful work, with a delicate instrumental palette. Read our Privacy and Cookie Notices : make sure you keep control of your data and that you are clear about how we use it.
Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date November 18, Genre Classical. Styles Miscellaneous Classical Opera. Track Listing. Thomson Smillie. David Timson. Monteverdi's early life and education.
Monteverdi's other operas and performance practice. A shepherd summons Doubts Assail Orpheus - Monteverdi* - An Introduction To Orfeo (CD) chorus to sing. Orpheus is told that Eurydice is dead. Expressions of grief from the chorus and shepherds.
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