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Gluck: Orfeo Ed Euridice / Mehta, Liebau, Muhlemann, Luks, Collegium 1704

Luks / Mehta / Liebau / Muehlemann
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 102184  
Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Bejun MehtaEva LiebauRegula Mühlemann
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704Collegium Vocale 1704
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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The Baroque Theatre of Cesky Krumlov Castle provides an ideal setting for one of the most important operas in music history, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”. Director Ondrej Havelka captures much more than a stage performance: combining period details with modern psychological interpretation he chooses a cinematic approach that literally takes us behind the scenes of this unique venue. Bejun Mehta, ‘arguably the best countertenor in the world today’ (Sueddeutsche Zeitung), lends credibility to the emotions tormenting Orfeo’s heart. As his beloved Euridice,
Read more Austrian soprano Eva Liebau juggles joy and jealousy. Bringing comic relief to the work’s dark tone is Regula Mühlemann as Amore, who cheerily sends mortals zigzagging on their way to life, love – and, maybe, death. Under the baton of baroque specialist Václav Luks, the splendid soloists are supported by the Prague orchestra and vocal ensemble Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704. This is the perfect new release to celebrate Gluck’s 300th anniversary in 2014!
Christophe Willibald Gluck


Orfeo – Bejun Mehta
Euridice – Eva Liebau
Amore – Regula Mühlemann
Collegium Vocale 1704

Collegium 1704
Václav Luks, conductor

Ondrej Havelka, director

Zdenek Flemming, set designer
Jana Zborilová, costume designer
Andrea Miltnerova, choreographer

Recorded at the Baroque Theatre of Cesky Krumlov Castle

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: Italian, English, German, French, Spanish, Korean
Running time: 75 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Bejun Mehta (Countertenor), Eva Liebau (Soprano), Regula Mühlemann (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Václav Luks
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Collegium 1704,  Collegium Vocale 1704
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 

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