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Danielle De Niese performs at Le Poisson Rouge in New York on Jan. 23, 2012.

May 3, 2012 Watch an intense performance by a soprano who mixes rock glam with operatic elegance.

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March 7, 2008 Monteverdi's 1607 masterpiece 'Orfeo' may be the single opera from which all others are descended.

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March 23, 2007 Monteverdi's The Return of Ulysses is a stunning musical take on Homer's Odyssey.

Interviews & Profiles

Monteverdi's Poppea.

December 15, 2009 Monteverdi's set of Vespers illustrated a mastery of blending Renaissance and Baroque styles.

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March 7, 2008 Orfeo learns that his wife, Euridice, is dead, and reacts with the moving aria, "Tu se' morta ..."

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The Beaune Festival's concert version of "Ulysses" was performed at the Basilica Notre Dame in Beaune, France.

December 17, 2010 When it comes to opera's founding fathers, Monteverdi stood head and shoulders above the others.

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"Orfeo" at La Scala

January 8, 2010 The 1607 masterwork is the first truly great opera from which all others are descended.

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Charlotte Hellekant and Ingela Bohlin

October 9, 2009 In Monteverdi's opera, the ethical tables are turned, as pure passion overcomes lofty principles.

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December 5, 2008 Illicit passions prevail in Monteverdi's sensuous masterpiece, The Coronation of Poppea.

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Orpheus makes his way through the underworld, in Jean-Pierre Ponnelle's production of one of the first operas, Monteverdi's L'Orfeo, from 1607.

February 22, 2012 At the dawn of the 17th century, take a trip through the earliest days of a brand new art form.

Seismic singing from the bottommost voices: Know your basso buffo from your basso profondo.

January 18, 2012 With opera's subterranean serenaders, it's important to know a basso buffo from a basso profondo.

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Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea

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  • Album: Claudio Monteverdi: L'incoronazione Di Poppea
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Cavalli: Arias and Duets

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Landi: Il Sant' Alessio

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  • Album: Landi: Il Sant' Alessio
  • Artist: William Christie
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Monteverdi: L'Orfeo

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  • Album: Monteverdi: L'Orfeo
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Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice

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  • Album: Giulio Caccini: L'Euridice
  • Artist: Nicholas Achten
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Jacopo Peri: Euridice

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  • Album: Jacopo Peri: Euridice
  • Artist: Roberto de Caro
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  • Released: 1995
 

Basso Profondo From Old Russia

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  • Album: Basso Profondo From Old Russia
  • Artist: Georgy Smirnov
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Operatic Arias for Bass, Vol. 2

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  • Album: Operatic Arias for Bass, Vol. 2
  • Artist: Fernando Corena
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Wagner

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  • Artist: René Pape
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Chaliapin: A Vocal Portrait

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  • Album: Chaliapin: A Vocal Portrait
  • Artist: Feodor Chaliapin
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Monteverdi: Vespro Della Beata Vergine

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