STEFANO LANDI (1586/7-1639): La morte d'Orfeo.
Catalogue Number: 06J013
Label: Zig-Zag Territories
Description: Published in 1619, this tragicommedia pastorale consists of five separate tableaux dealing with the period in the Orpheus tale after he has lost Eurydice for the last time. There are two or three "scenes" followed by a final chorus in each. Stylistically, it contains elements which prefigure the Baroque genre of the dramma per musica and is thus another branch in the tree which led to what we know as opera. Italian-English libretto. 2 CDs. Cyril Auvity (tenor), Guillemette Laurens (soprano), Dominique Visse (countertenor), Akadêmia; Françoise Lasserre.