Rene Jacobs Photo Marco Borggreve Image Name: Rene Jacobs Photo Marco Borggreve

Starting this week Bernard Clarke will explore recordings by the Belgian conductor René Jacobs, renowned for his performances of Baroque and early Classical opera.

Tonight we’ll hear his recording of L’Orfeo, Monteverdi’s telling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. First performed in 1607, Bernard examines the recent recording by Jacobs with the Concerto Vocale, and Laurence Dale singing the title role.

RTÉ lyric fm, Saturday 18 May, 7pm-10pm