Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (DVD)

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Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice (DVD)

Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Artists: Marianne Crebassa, Hélène Guilmette, Lea Desandre, Chorus & Orchestra of the Ensemble Pygmalion
Conductor: Raphaël Pichon
Director: Aurélien Bory
Format: NTSC
Language: French
Subtitles: French, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Region: All Regions
Number of Discs: 1
Studio: Naxos DVD
DVD Release Date: October 11, 2019
Run Time: 99 minutes

Gluck’s influential Orphée et Eurydice tells the story of Orpheus’s descent into the Underworld to retrieve his wife Eurydice. His singing has the power to overcome the guardian Furies, but the path of true love is shadowed by sorrow and tragedy. As a true drama of the soul with intense psychological and emotive power, Orphée et Eurydice shook enlightenment Europe to its core. Berlioz, in his 1859 version prepared for the Théâtre Lyrique, exploited the score’s full potential through a synthesis of the versions Gluck prepared for Parma, Paris and Vienna. Aurélien Bory’s Paris production was described as “just breathtaking” by Opera Journal.



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