Playlist: Fairy Tales in Music (20)

Music and magic

The fairy tales of your childhood like you've never seen before: plunge into a magic world where animals speak and where fairies exist...

Music is magic. That's what the very first opera in history says: in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, the lyre appears like the only way to charm the most unyielding of all, the prince of the underworld. Music expresses the inexpressible, depicts imaginary worlds. Thus, no wonder that the opera dives into the fantastic universe. But moving away from the mythological figures bequeathed from the antic theatre, 19th century composers explored the fairy-tale world...

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