L´Orfeo by Monteverdi - a Big Bang in the history of opera!
Ottavio Dantone, conductor, outstanding cembalo and organ player and a basso continuo autodidact, demonstrates the power of music and word through some of the key moments in Monteverdi´s masterpiece. Dantone shares his visionary views on the modernity of Monteverdi´s musical language, advocating for intuition in adapting performances to contemporary needs so as to electrify through synergy of music and words.
You can find out more about Ottavio Dantone and his ensemble Accademia Bizantina on https://www.accademiabizantina.it.
For the English translation, please watch the transcript.