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 Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. This 1982 recording from Glyndebourne, where Dame Janet appropriately began her professional career, proved a suitable crowning glory to the career of one of the great singing actresses of our age. Dame Janet's realisation of Orfeo, the grieving musician from Greek mythology who follows his beloved wife Euridice to the depths of Hades in an attempt to bring her back from dead, is totally convincing. "One of her finest and most moving portrayals." -- TV TIMES
Picture: 4:3 full screen
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo Read more Language: Italian
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish
Orfeo ed Euridiceby Christoph W. Gluck Performer:
Dame Janet Baker (Mezzo Soprano),
Elizabeth Gale (Voice),
Elisabeth Speiser (Soprano)
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Glyndebourne Festival Chorus
Period: Classical Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria Date of Recording: 1982
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Orfeo ed EuridiceDecember 29, 2012By Ana Moena (Marbella, Malaga)See All My Reviews"not able to listen to DVD, it requests a Code number and i've no idea what that means. as you can see by my email i live in Spain and i fear you've sent me the wrong type of DVD, although what i want is that version, with those singers. what can i do ? shall i return it ? can you replace it ?"Report Abuse
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