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Euridice (Caccini)

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First performance  5 December 1602
Language  Italian
Composer  Giulio Caccini
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Similar  La morte d'Orfeo, Orfeo, L'Orfeide, Dafne, The Mask of Orpheus

Euridice is an opera in a prologue and one act by the Italian composer Giulio Caccini. The libretto, by Ottavio Rinuccini, had already been set by Caccini's rival Jacopo Peri in 1600. Caccini's version of Euridice was first performed at the Pitti Palace, Florence on 5 December 1602. Caccini hurriedly prepared the score for the press and published it six weeks before Peri's version appeared.



The opera follows the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice quite closely, except that it has a happy ending since Orpheus succeeds in rescuing Eurydice from the underworld through the power of his music.


  • Euridice Soloists, Rennes Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Rodrigo de Zayas (Arion, 1980)
  • L'Euridice Scherzi Musicali, Nicolas Achten (Ricercar, 2008) [1]
  • References

    Euridice (Caccini) Wikipedia