Leonardo García Alarcón and Monteverdi’s Orfeo

Amphithéâtre Fernand-Lindsay

JULY 22, 2023
7 PM


In the beginning was… Monteverdi! With his “fable for music” based on the ancient myth of Orpheus, the composer laid the foundations for a genre that would last for centuries to come: opera. World-renowned leading lights Leonardo García Alarcón and his Cappella Mediterranea make their joint debut both in Canada and at Lanaudière to gift us with all the splendour of this distinctive masterpiece: at once a love song, an ode to the power of music, and a philosophical tale of timeless significance.


Thanks to the Institut français in Paris for its support in staging this concert. 

Merci à nos partenaires :


Valerio Contaldo, ténor (Orfeo)

Mariana Flores, soprano (Euridice, Musica)

Giuseppina Bridelli, mezzo-soprano (La Messagiera)

Anna Reinhold, soprano (Proserpina, Speranza)

Alejandro Meerapfel, baritone (Plutone)

Salvo Vitale, basse (Caronte)

Alessandro Giangrande, ténor (Apollo, Pastore)

Leandro Marziotte, countertenor (Pastore)

Nicholas Scott, tenor (Pastore, Spirito, Eco)

Matteo Bellotto, basse (Pastore)

Estelle Lefort , soprano (Ninfa)

Philippe Favette, baryton-basse (Spirito)


Chœur de chambre de Namur

Thibaut Lenaerts, chorusmaster


Cappella Mediterranea

Leonardo García Alarcón, conductor


Claudio Monteverdi

L’Orfeo, favola in musica SV 318 (concert version)