A PRESENTATION OF PACIFIC MUSICWORKS
GRAMMY winner Stephen Stubbs directs. Hailed by The New York Times, Opera (London), The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, tenor Colin Balzer performs the title role.
Claudio Monteverdi’s Orfeo, considered the first great opera, is an undisputed masterpiece that is still performed regularly in opera houses all over the world. The concert version, presented in honor of Monteverdi’s 450th birthday, is rich with narrative urgency, exotic instrumentation, and exquisite writing for vocal ensemble.
Stephen Stubbs (co-director) leading staged BEMF Orfeo in 2012:
Tenor Colin Balzer: