Euridice

Jacopo Peri

From Saturday 13 June 2020 To Thursday 18 June 2020

Date Location Ticketing
Saturday 13 June 2020 20:00 Teatro Goldoni Buy 
Monday 15 June 2020 20:00 Teatro Goldoni Buy 
Thursday 18 June 2020 20:00 Teatro Goldoni Buy 


On 6 October 1600 Florence witnessed the birth of musical opera. In celebration of the royal wedding of Maria de’ Medici and Henry IV of France, the Palazzo Pitti theatre saw the staging ofErudice, the first musical drama for which the complete score still exists. The words, written by the poet Ottavio Rinuccini, were inspired by the myth of  Orpheus and Euridice. Jacopo Peri and Giulio Caccini, musicians from the Medici entourage, quickly ‘dressed’ the words with music, in accordance with the new style of recitar cantando, which called for the total adhesion of vocal intonation to the stresses in the text and the inflections of speech. As it was an opera to celebrate a wedding, Rinuccini liberally altered the story, creating a happy ending in which the bride and groom, reunited, are accompanied by a joyful choir of nymphs and shepherds. The rest is history. From that moment, the opera that was created to celebrate a dynastic event, became an art form favoured for its multiple roles; the celebration of power, an instrument for ideological mobilisation and, last but not least, collective entertainment.

New staging

Artists
Conductor
Federico Maria Sardelli

Director
Davide Garattini Raimondi

Sets and lights
Paolo Vitale

Costumes
Giada Masi

Choreography
Barbara Palumbo

Euridice
Roberta Mameli

Orfeo
Mauro Borgioni

Arcetro
Alberto Allegrezza

Radamanto/Tirsi
Riccardo Pisani

Aminta
Paolo Fanciullacci

Dafne
Francesca Boncompagni

Plutone
Marco Scavazza

Tragedia/Venere/Proserpina
Loriana Castellano

Caronte
Piersilvio De Santis

Modo Antiquo Orchestra
Ricercare Ensemble Chorus
Prices
Sector I 70 €
Sector II 35 €
Limited Visibility 15 €