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Composer(s): Claudio (Giovanni Antonio) Monteverdi (15 May 1567 - 29 Nov 1643)
Work identifier: M3813
Real Name: Orfeo
Display Name: Orfeo
Nick Name: Orpheus, L'Orfeo
Composed: c. 1606
First Performed: 24 Feb 1607
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: Renaissance
Librettist(s): A. Striggio
Mvt. 1Toccata  (Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 2Prologue - Ritornello  (Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 3Prologue - Arioso: 'Dal mio Permesso amato a voi ne vengo'  (Soprano, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 4Act I - Recit: 'In questo lieto'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 5Act I - Chorus: 'Vieni Imeneo, deh vieni'  (Soprano, Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 6Act I - Recit: 'Muse, onor di Parnaso'  (Soprano, Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 7Act I - Chorus: 'Lasciate i monti'  (Alto, Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 8Act I - Recit: 'Ma tu, gentil cantor'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 9Act I - Recit: 'Rosa del ciel'  (Soprano, Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 10Act I - Recit: 'Io non diro qual sia'  (Soprano, Continuo)
Mvt. 11Act I - Chorus: 'Lasciate i monti'  (Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 12Act I - Chorus: 'Vieni, Imeneo'  (Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 13Act I - Recit: 'Ma s'il nostro gioir'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 14Act I - Duet: 'Alcun non sia'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 15Act I - Terzetto: 'Che poi che nembo'  (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 16Act I - Ensemble: 'E dopo l'aspro'  (Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 17Act II - Sinfonia  (Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 18Act II - Arioso and Chorus: 'Ecco pur ch'a voi ritorno'  (Tenor, Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 19Act II - Ritornello: 'Vi ricorda, o boschi ombrosi'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 20Act II - Recit: 'Mira, deh mira'  (Alto, Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 21Act II - Recit: 'Ahi, caso acerbo'  (Alto, Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 22Act II - Recit: 'In un fiorito prato'  (Alto, Continuo)
Mvt. 23Act II - Recit: 'Ahi, caso acerbo'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 24Act II - Recit: 'Tu sei morta'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 25Act II - Chorus: 'Ahi, caso acerbo!'  (Alto, Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 26Act II - Recit: 'Ma io ch'in questa lingua'  (Alto, Continuo)
Mvt. 27Act II - Sinfonia  (Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 28Act II - Duet: 'Chi ne consola, ahi lassi?'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 29Act II - Chorus: 'Ahi, caso acerbo'  (Tenor, Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 30Act II - Duet: 'Ma dove'  (Tenor, Bass, Continuo)
Mvt. 31Act II - Chorus: 'Ahi, caso acerbo'  (Voices, Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 32Act II - Ritornello  (Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 33Act III - Sinfonia  (Brass Group)
Mvt. 34Act III - Recit: 'Scorto da te, mio nume'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 35Act III - Recit: 'Ecco l'atra palude'  (Alto, Continuo)
Mvt. 36Act III - 'Dove, ah dove ten vai'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 37Act III - Recit: 'O tu ch'innanzi'  (Bass, Continuo)
Mvt. 38Act III - Sinfonia  (Brass Group)
Mvt. 39Act III - Recit: 'Possente spirto'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 40Act III - Recit: 'Orfeo son io'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 41Act III - Recit: 'Sol tu, nobile Dio'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 42Act III - Recit: 'Ben mi lusinga alquanto'  (Tenor, Bass, Continuo)
Mvt. 43Act III - Sinfonia  (Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 44Act III - Recit: 'Ei dorme, e la mia cetra'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 45Act III - Sinfonia a 7  (Brass Group)
Mvt. 46Act III - Chorus: 'Nulla impresa'  (Chorus, Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 47Act IV - Recit: 'Signor, quell'infelice'  (Alto, Continuo)
Mvt. 48Act IV - Recit: 'Benche severo'  (Baritone)
Mvt. 49Act IV - Recit: 'O, degli habitator'  (Tenor, Baritone, Continuo)
Mvt. 50Act IV - Recit: 'Quali grazie ti rendo'  (Alto, Baritone, Continuo)
Mvt. 51Act IV - Chorus: 'Pietade, oggi, e amore'  (Tenor, Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 52Act IV - Recit: 'Ecco il gentil cantor'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 53Act IV - Ritornello  (Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 54Act IV - Arioso and Recit: 'Quai honor di te fia degno'  (Tenor, Baritone, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 55Act IV - Recit: 'Ma mentre io canto'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 56Act IV - Recit: 'O dolcissimi lumi'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 57Act IV - Recit: 'Ahi, vista troppo dolce'  (Soprano, Baritone, Continuo)
Mvt. 58Act IV - Recit: 'Torna a l'ombre di morte'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 59Act IV - Recit: 'Dove ten vai'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 60Act IV - Sinfonia a 7  (Brass Group)
Mvt. 61Act IV - Chorus: 'E la virtute'  (Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 62Act IV - Sinfonia a 7  (Brass Group)
Mvt. 63Act V - Ritornello  (Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 64Act V - Recit: 'Questi i campi di Tracia'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 65Act V - Arioso: 'Vuoi vi doleste'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 66Act V - Recit: 'Ma tu, anima mia'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 67Act V - Recit: 'Tu bella fusti'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 68Act V - Recit: 'Hor l'altre donne'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 69Act V - Sinfonia  (Chamber Ensemble)
Mvt. 70Act V - Recit: 'Perch'a lo sdegna'  (Tenor, Continuo)
Mvt. 71Act V - Duet: 'Saliam cantand'al Cielo'  (Tenor, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 72Act V - Ritornello  (Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 73Act V - Chorus: 'Vanne Orfeo'  (Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Continuo)
Mvt. 74Act V - Moresca  (Chamber Ensemble)
Composer(s): Claudio (Giovanni Antonio) Monteverdi (15 May 1567 - 29 Nov 1643)
Recording identifier: M2147741278
Real Name: Orfeo
Display Name: Orfeo
Nick Name: Orpheus, L'Orfeo
Composed: c. 1606
First Performed: 24 Feb 1607
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: Renaissance
Librettist(s): A. Striggio