Pablo Heras-Casado premieres ‘L’Orfeo’ at the Wiener Staatsoper

Almost a year ago, Pablo Heras-Casado celebrated his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper with the premiere of “L’incoronazione di Poppea”. This Saturday, June 11, the conductor returns to the Wiener Staatsoper to conduct the first performance of Claudio Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo”. L’Orfeo, one of the first works to be listed as an opera, was composed by Monteverdi and premiered in 1607. The new production by director Tom Morris will be performed on June 11, 13, 16, and 18, featuring Kate Lindsey, Georg Nigl as Orfeo, Slávka Zámečníková as Euridice and completing the cast are Christina Bock, Andrea Mastroni and Wolfgang Bankl.

The premiere will be broadcast live on Radio Ö1 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, 18 June it will be recorded by the in-house cameras and broadcast live worldwide free of charge on from 7.00 pm. The stream will then be available for 72 hours. 

Throughout his career, Monteverdi has always accompanied Heras-Casado, from his beginnings with Early Music repertoire and in his varied recording catalog, including the recording of “Selva morale e spirituale”, with the ensemble Balthasar-Neumann-Chor & Solisten.

Next season the conductor from Granada will finish the trilogy with “Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria”, always leading ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien.

Read here Pablo Heras-Casado interview about L’Orfeo