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Saturday, August 16, 2014 Permalink

At The Opera, Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice, August 16, 2014

  

Orphée et Eurydice is an opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck based on the myth of Orpheus, set to a libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. It belongs to the genre of the azione teatrale, meaning an opera on a mythological subject with choruses and dancing.  The piece was first performed in Vienna on October 5, 1762. Orfeo ed Euridice is the first of Gluck's "reform" operas, in which he attempted to replace the abstruse plots and overly complex music of opera seria with a "noble simplicity" in both the music and the drama. This 1989 recording stars Anne Sofie von Otter and Barbara Hendricks. John Eliot Gardiner conducts.

Playlist

8:00pm
8:00pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240
8:07pm
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice BUY Orch De L'Opr De Lyon; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor
9:00pm
9:55pm
Gluck: Alceste: Divinites Du Styx BUY from Helen Traubel; composed by Gluck
10:00pm
10:00pm
Wagner: Tannhauser: Dich, Teure Halle BUY from Helen Traubel; composed by Wagner
10:03pm
Wagner: Lohengrin: Einsam In Truben Tagen BUY from Helen Traubel; composed by Wagner
10:08pm
various: Chicago Concert 1950 BUY Gaetano Merola; Radio Orch. or Chicago, conductor Sayao/Tebaldi
11:00pm
11:08pm
Licia Albanese: Madama Butterfly: Un Bel Di BUY from Sings Puccini & Verdi
11:12pm
Licia Albanese: Madama Butterfly: Death Of Butterfly BUY from Sings Puccini & Verdi
11:15pm
Licia Albanese: La Boheme: Si, Mi Chiamano Mimi BUY from Sings Puccini & Verdi
11:19pm
Licia Albanese: La Boheme: Addio Di Mimi BUY from Sings Puccini & Verdi
11:22pm
Giacomo Puccini: La Rondine: Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta BUY RCA Orchestra; Leopold Stokoski, conductor
11:25pm
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Signore, Ascolta! BUY RCA Symphony; Leopold Stokowski, conductor
11:27pm
Giacomo Puccini: Turandot: Death Of Liu BUY RCA Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor
11:31pm
Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda, opera in 4 acts: Cielo e mar! BUY ; Gaetano Merola, conductor
11:35pm
Puccini: Tosca, opera: E lucean le stelle BUY ; Gaetano Merola, conductor
11:38pm
Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo BUY from Opera Intermezzi and Preludes; composed by Puccini
Naxos 8550240
11:56pm
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo BUY Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor
Naxos 8550240

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