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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo - Alice Coote (vocals); Carolyn Sampson (vocals); Christopher Maltman (vocals); Emmanuelle Ham (harpsichord);...
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  1. La favola d'Orfeo, opera, SV 318
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After almost 400 years, you might think Monteverdi's L'Orfeo would have lost its luster. But in the right hands it can still be deeply exciting, allowing you to relive the birth of an electric and emotionally charged new art form. Emmanuelle Ham's new L'Orfeo, starring Ian Bostridge, is that kind of experience. It combines truly electric instrumental playing with committed, daring performances to great effect, making for one of the most enjoyable opera recordings to come along in a while. Ham, who has the Midas touch for ...

Monteverdi: L'Orfeo 2004, Virgin

UPC: 724354564222