L'Orfeo, SV 318 (Monteverdi, Claudio)

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Publisher. Info. Venice: Ricciardo Amadino, 1609.
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Toccata, Prologue, Act 1

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Work Title L’Orfeo
Alternative. Title Favola in musica
Composer Monteverdi, Claudio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. SV 318
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. ICM 69
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's prologue, 5 acts
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1607
First Performance. 1607-02-24 in Mantua, Ducal Palace
First Publication. 1609 - Venice, re-issued 1615
Librettist Alessandro Striggio II (ca.1573–1630)
Language Italian
Dedication Francesco IV Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua (1586-1612)
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Baroque
Piece Style Baroque
Instrumentation voices, mixed chorus, orchestra
Vocal Roles
La Musica (soprano)
Orfeo (tenor)
Euridice (soprano)
La messaggera, Silvia (soprano)
Speranza (soprano)
Caronte (bass)
Plutone (bass)
Proserpina (soprano)
Eco (tenor)
Apollo (tenor)
Chorus
Nymphs and shepherds (soprano, alto, 2 tenors - also soli, Acts I, II, V)
Infernal spirits (2 tenors, bass - also soli, Acts III, IV)
Orchestra (Monteverdi's)
2 cornettos, 4 trumpets, 5 trombones
2 recorders, 2 piccolo violins
10 members of the violin family (viole da brazzo) in 2 groups
2 violins, 2 violas, cello; 2 basses
2 harpsichords, 3 chitarroni, 3 bass viola da gamba, a harp
2 small pipe organs; portable reed organ (‘Regal’)
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