'Signor, quell'infelice' from L'Orfeo, SV 318

Signor, quell'infelice is an aria from Act IV of L'Orfeo, SV 318, an opera written in 1607 by Claudio Monteverdi, with libretto by Alessandro Striggio. The opera is based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, and tells the story of his descent to Hades and his fruitless attempt to bring his dead bride Eurydice back to the living world. In this particular moment, Proserpina, Queen of Hades, deeply affected by Orpheus singing, begs the King of Hades for Euridice's release. Composed at the point of transition from the Renaissance ... more

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Signor, quell'infelice

Claudio Monteverdi

Claudio Monteverdi was an Italian composer, gambist, and singer. Monteverdi's work, often regarded as revolutionary, marked the transition from the Renaissance style ...
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