Multimedia Collection


101 min
1977, 1978
M1500 .M56 O74 2006 DVD

Opera in 5 acts. Music by Claudio Monteverdi. Libretto by Alessandro Striggio.

In the world famous production, Monteverdi's enthralling adaptation of the Orpheus myth unfolds through a perfect fusion of theatre, dance and music, with the camera revealing every detail of an imaginary court entertainment in 17th-century Italy.

Philippe Huttenlocher (Orfeo) ; Dietlinde Turban (Euridice) ; Trudeliese Schmidt (Musica/Speranza) ; Roland Hermann (Apollo) ; Glenys Linos (Messagiera/Proserpina) ; Werner Gröschel (Plutone) ; Hans Franzen (Caronte) ; Suzanne Calabro (Ninfa) ; Monteverdi-Ensemble des Opernhauses Zürich ; Ballett und Chor des Opernhauses Zürich ; Nikolaus Harnoncurt, conductor.

The audio recorded Dec. 1-22, 1977, Opernhaus Zürich, Switzerland; the video recorded Mar. 28-Apr. 20, 1978, Wien-Film, Vienna.

Sung in Italian, with subtitles in Italian, English, German, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Distributed by Deutsche Grammophon (

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