Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (DVD) – Janet Baker, Elisabeth Speiser

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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (DVD) – Janet Baker, Elisabeth Speiser

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Artists: Janet Baker, Elisabeth Speiser, Elizabeth Gale, Glyndebourne Festival Chorus, London Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Raymond Leppard
Director: Peter Hall
Video Format: NTSC 4:3
Sound Format: Dolby Digital 2.0
Region: All Regions
Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Opus Arte
Release Date: October 20, 2023
Run Time: 100 minutes

British mezzo-soprano Dame Janet Baker chose to retire from the operatic stage singing the title role in Sir Peter Hall’s acclaimed production of Orfeo ed Euridice. This 1982 recording from Glyndebourne, where Dame Janet began her professional career, proved a suitable crowning glory to the achievements of one of the great singing actresses of our age. Dame Janet’s realization of Orfeo, who follows his beloved wife Euridice to the depths of Hades to attempt to bring her back from the dead, is totally convincing.

“… a quite staggering performance…” (MusicWeb International)

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Orfeo Ed Eurydice

Premiere: Court Theatre (Burgtheater), Vienna, 1762.

The myth of the musician Orpheus—who travels to the underworld to retrieve his dead wife, Eurydice—probes the deepest questions of desire, grief, and the power (and limits) of art. Gluck turned to this legend as the basis for a work as they were developing their ideas for a new kind of opera. Disillusioned with the inflexible forms of the genre as they existed at the time, the composer sought to reform the operatic stage with a visionary and seamless union of music, poetry, and dance.


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