DISCOVER "Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice" here:
La Nuova Musica presents a new live recording of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, with countertenor star Iestyn Davies singing the title role.
Once created to reinstate the "noble simplicity and calm grandeur" of ancient Greek culture, the opera continues to delight audiences with its direct and unpretentious appeal, epitomized by the world-famous aria Che farò senza Euridice.

Conductor: David Bates
Soprano: Lucy Crowe
Violin I: Anaïs Chen, Julia Black, Miki Takahashi, Kirra Thomas
Violin II: Kinga Ujszaszi, Jamie Campbell, George Clifford
Viola: Jane Rogers, Jordan Bowron
Cello: Jonathan Rees, Pedro Da Silva
Harpsichord, organ: Joseph McHardy
Wigmore Hall is pleased to offer these live streams free of charge, thanks to generous support from our audience.

LUCy crowe soprano
tim mead countertenor
bojan cicic, simon jones violins
jane rogers viola
timothy amherst double bass
silas wollston organ
joseph mchardy harpsichord
adrian peacock producer
david hinitt sound engineer

OVERTURE to Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell

Catherine Martin, Sabine Stoffer Violins
Jane Rogers Viola
Joseph Crouch Cello
Poppy walshaw Viola da gamba
Carina Cosgrave Violone
Alex McCartney, Lynda Sayce Theorbos
Siobhan Armstrong Triple Harp
Filmed in St John's Smith Square, London

L'ORONTEA Opera in one prologue and three acts by Pietro Antonio Cesti Libretto by Hiacinto Andrea Cicognini World premiere: 1656, Innsbruck, Neues Hoftheater am Rennweg Festwochen der Alten Musik, Innsbruck, August 2014 Musical director David Bates Stage director Stefano Vizioli Costumes Anna Maria Heinreich Choreography Gloria Giordano La Nuova Musica Orontea - Giuseppina Bridelli mezzo soprano Silandra - Solen Mainguené soprano Aristea - David Hernández Anfruns tenor Giacinta - Anat Edri soprano Alidoro - Fernando Guimarães tenor Corindo - Michał Czerniawski counter tenor Creonte - Jeffrey Francis tenor Gelone - Giorgio Celenza baritone Tibrino - Aurora Faggioli mezzo soprano Film by Emanuel Altenburger

David Bates leads La Nuova Musica in a pair of contrasting settings of Psalm 109. Handel's masterful and ambitious HWV 282 was penned in 1707 during a youthful visit to Italy. Vivaldi's vivid and economical RV 807 (his third "Dixit Dominus") was long mistakenly attributed to Baldassare Galuppi; it probably dates from the early 1730s. Rounding out the programme is Vivaldi's dazzling motet for solo voice, "In furore iustissimae irae," featuring soprano Lucy Crowe. Official websites: and A Film by Emanuel Altenburger for Harmonia Mundi USA