Jeannette Sorrell, conductor and harpsichord
Karim Sulayman, Orfeo
Erica Schuller, Euridice

Cleveland's dynamic period-music ensemble Apollo's Fire returns with a semi-staged production of Monteverdi's beloved and timeless L'Orfeo. Director Jeannette Sorrell leads her superb instrumentalists and vocalists on a dramatic journey to Hades and back, following the mythic Orpheus on his tragic mission—including a reconstruction of the work's original ending, in which our hero perishes at the hands of Bacchus' followers. "Monteverdi's Orfeo was a triumph for Jeannette Sorrell, showing us new dimensions of her genius" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Public Events
Pre-performance Talk
Fri, Apr 20, 2018, 7pm
Zellerbach Hall

With musicologist, musician, and scholar Thomas Forrest Kelly, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University.

Free to ticket holders.

Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.

Program Notes

Program notes are available online approximately one week before the performance.

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