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Who wrote the opera Orfeo?

Alessandro Striggio the Younger

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Moreover, was Orfeo the first opera?

It was written in 1607 for a court performance during the annual Carnival at Mantua. While Jacopo Peri's Dafne is generally recognised as the first work in the opera genre, and the earliest surviving opera is Peri's Euridice, L'Orfeo is the earliest that is still regularly performed.

Furthermore, where was Orfeo first performed? Mantua, Italy

One may also ask, who wrote the earliest surviving opera?

Claudio Monteverdi

Why is Orfeo important?

It was the first major opera in the history of Western music. (His most famous opera, Dido and Aeneas, was composed for amateur performance at a girl's school. He is considered one of the best English composers of all time.

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