L’Orfeo

Bozzetto dell’atto III

Claudio Monteverdi, L’Orfeo

★★☆☆☆

Turin, Teatro Regio, 13 March 2018

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Turin’s Orpheus does not ascend to Heaven

Theatres are sometimes time machines, in the sense that they can transport us back into the past. Such is the case with this Monteverdi L’Orfeo at Teatro Regio di Torino, but not because of the 411 years that separate it from the birth of this new genre, but because the staging itself is deeply rooted in the past. In short, this production is born old….

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