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Gluck: Orphee et Eurydice / Crebassa, Guilmette, Pichon, Ensemble Pygmalion [Blu-ray]


Release Date: 10/11/2019 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 100  
Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Marianne CrebassaHélène GuilmetteLea Desandre
Conductor:  Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pygmalion
Number of Discs: 1 
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Gluck’s influential Orphée et Eurydice tells the story of Orphée’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
Read more through a synthesis of the versions Gluck prepared for Parma, Paris and Vienna. Aurélien Bory’s Paris production was described as ‘just breathtaking’ by OperaJournal.
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Works on This Recording

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Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Marianne Crebassa (Mezzo Soprano), Hélène Guilmette (Soprano), Lea Desandre (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Raphaël Pichon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Pygmalion
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 

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