In 2013, the International Baroque Opera Studio presented the first modern-times staged production of Stefano Landi's La morte d'Orfeo (1619) at the St Petersburg Philharmonic. 

 

Both music and staging were guided by Historically Informed Practice, directed by Andrew Lawrence-King, who also co-directed the first concertante performances and CD recording in the 1980s.

As the Russians say, it was "Anschlag" - the hall was filled to capacity with many standing, and a queue for tickets extending way down the street.

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