Composers have long been inspired by heroes, gods and epics from Greco-Roman mythology: Orpheus and Eurydice, Ariadne on Naxos, the myth of Perseus, the return of Ulysses to his homeland… In this selection of operas and documentaries, rediscover some of the most famous myths, marvelously set to music by Monteverdi, Strauss, Lully...
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William Christie, Luc Bondy – With William Shimell (Hercules) and Joyce DiDonato (Dejanira)
Rinaldo Alessandrini, Robert Wilson – Roberta Invernizzi (Euridice, La Musica, Eco), Georg Nigl (Orfeo), Sara Mingardo (Messaggera, La Speranza) – Teatro a...
Christopher Hogwood, Wayne McGregor – Lucy Crowe (Belinda), Sarah Connolly (Dido) – Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Hartmut Haenchen, Harry Kupfer – With Jochen Kowalski (Orfeo) and Gillian Webster (Euridice) – Covent Garden
Hervé Niquet, Marshall Pynkoski – Cyril Auvity (Perseus), Marie Lenormand (Andromède) – Opera Atelier
Gluck's opera by David Alagna. With Robert Alagna
Documentary on the Royal Opera House's production, 2009
Opéra-bouffe Staged by Laurent Pelly – Conducted by Marc Minkowski – With Natalie Dessay and Yann Beuron (Lyon 1998)
William Christie, Thierry Paul Benizeau, Pierre-Henri Loÿs – Auditorium de Lyon