"Since its foundation at Bruckner University Linz in 1996 the L’Orfeo Barockorchester has evolved as one of the leading international ensembles for historically informed performance practice. L’Orfeo’s concert programmes and CD recordings are characterized by a synthesis of well-known repertoire and pioneer work. Its repertoire reaches from French Baroque suites (a special favourite of L’Orfeo’s) and symphonies from the Sturm and Drang to music from the Classical period and early Romantics.
Time and again L’Orfeo can be seen and heard as an opera orchestra, most recently with Pigmalion and Anacréon, two Actes de ballet by Jean-Philippe Rameau, Betulia liberata, an Azione sacra by W. A. Mozart, two settings of the Orpheus myth by Christoph Willibald Gluck and Georg Philipp Telemann, the latter’s Miriways, Joseph Haydn’s Die wüste Insel (The desert Island), Zaide by Mozart, Georg Anton Benda’s Romeo und Julie or a trilogy of early operas by Gioachino Rossini (e.g. La scala di seta). Together with director Benjamin Schad and the Swedish tenor Anders J. Dahlin, Michi Gaigg and the L’Orfeo Barockorchester dedicated a multi-disciplined project to one of the most spectacular French personalities of the eighteenth century, the haute-contre Pierre de Jélyotte."
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