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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

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


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