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L'Orfeo IT - 1607 1*
Claudio Monteverdi 1567 - 1643 IT 2*
Dramma per musica : The first form of opera as introduced by Monteverdi. Literally, 'drama for music', a play intended to be set to music.
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio based on the Greek legend of Orpheus
First performance at Court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua in 1607
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Widely regarded as the first operatic masterwork. Based on ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to rescue his dead lover Eurydice from Hades, the underworld.
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