"Orpheus Uncovered" Performance and Production Video

September 7, 2023

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"Orpheus Uncovered" presents the story of Orpheus and Eurydice as narrated in music by composers who wrote operas based on this myth: Claudio Monteverdi, Stefano Landi, Luigi Rossi, Antonio Sartorio, and Christoph Willibald Gluck (with, respectively, librettists Alessandro Striggio Jr., Anonymous, Francesco Buti, Aurelio Aureli, and Ranieri de' Calzabigi). This Baroque pasticcio was fully staged and sung in Italian on March 29, 2023 at the Penn Museum on campus of the University of Pennsylvania. The production and video illustrates the Music Department's mission of integrating academic study and artistic practice, providing Penn students with a unique opportunity to combine scholarship and performance for a deeper understanding of and immersion in the art form that is opera.