Premiere of Monteverdi's Opera "L'Orfeo" in Mantua



24 February 1607

Claudio Giovanni Antonio Monteverdi (15 May 1567 (baptized) - 29 November 1643) was a famous composer, who's work marked the transition from Renaissance music to the style of the Baroque period. On 24 February 1607, his opera "L'Orfeo" premiered at the Ducal Palace in Mantua. Based on the Greek legend of Orpheus, it is one of the earliest operas still regularly performed.

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