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Gluck 300 Years - Alceste, Iphigenie En Tauride, Orfeo Ed Euridice

Gluck / Naglestad / Kaasch / Rydh
Release Date: 02/25/2014 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107540  
Composer:  Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Catherine NaglestadBernhard SchneiderJohan RydhDonald Kaasch,   ... 
Conductor:  Constantinos CarydisHartmut HaenchenWilliam Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera ChorusStuttgart State Opera OrchestraRoyal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Christoph Willibald Gluck
(3-DVD Box Set)

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), called the opera reformer of the 18th century, greatly influenced the development of music theatre in his time. In honour of his 300th birthday, this special box set filled with three prize-winning productions of his most popular operas will be released. “Alceste” from Stuttgart, awarded Performance of the Year in 2006 by the magazine Opernwelt, “Iphigénie en Tauride” from Zurich, led by baroque specialist William Christie and Harry Kupfer’s legendary production of “Orfeo ed Euridice” from the Royal Opera
Read more House Covent Garden with Jochen Kowalski in the title role, which won the Olivier Award.


Alceste – Catherine Naglestad
Admète – Donald Kaasch
Évandre – Bernhard Schneider
Chorus Leader – Catriona Smith
High Priest of Apollo / Thanatos, God of Hades – Johan Rydh
Voice of the Oracle – Nam Soo Kim
Apollo – Motti Kastón
Heracles – Michael Ebbecke
A Herald – Wolfgang Probst

Stuttgart State Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Constantinos Carydis, conductor
Jossi Wieler and Sergio Morabito, stage directors

Recorded live from the Staatsoper Stuttgart, 2006

Iphigénie en Tauride

Iphigénie – Juliette Galstian
Oreste – Rodney Gilfry
Pylade – Deon van der Walt
Thoas – Anton Scharinger
Diane – Martina Janková
Femme grecque – Anna Soranno
Première prêtresse – Lisa Lorenz
Seconde prêtresse – Eleanor Paunovic
Scythe – Michael Mrosek
Ministre – Thomas Pütz

Oreste – Paul Lorenger
Iphigénie – Catherine Villiger
Agamemnon – Bernhard Rubin
Clytemnestre – Eva Zmekova

Zurich Opera House Ballet
Zurich Opera House Chorus
(chorus master: Jürg Hämmerli)
Zurich La Scintilla Orchestra
William Christie, conductor

Claus Guth, stage director
Christian Schmidt, stage and costume designer
Jürgen Hoffmann, lighting designer
Helge Letonia, choreographer

Recorded live from the Zurich Opera House, 2001

Orfeo ed Euridice

Orfeo – Jochen Kowalski
Euridice – Gillian Webster
Amor – Jeremy Budd

Royal Opera House Chorus
(chorus master: Robin Stapleton)
Royal Opera House Orchestra
Hartmut Haenchen, conductor

Harry Kupfer, stage director
Hans Schavernoch, set designer
Elonore Kleiber, costume designer
Willibald Kammer, lighting designer

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1991


Picture format: NTSC 4:3 (Orfeo) / 16:9 (Alceste, Iphigénie)
Sound format: PCM Stereo (Orfeo, Alceste) + Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1 (Iphigénie
) Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian
Running time: 83 mins (Orfeo) + 165 mins (Alceste) + 108 mins (Iphigénie)
No. of DVDs: 3 (DVD 9)

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Works on This Recording

Alceste by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Catherine Naglestad (Soprano), Bernhard Schneider (Tenor), Johan Rydh (Baritone),
Donald Kaasch (Tenor), Michael Ebbecke (Baritone), Catriona Smith (Soprano),
Nam Soo Kim (Bass), Motti Kaston (Baritone), Wolfgang Probst (Voice)
Conductor:  Constantinos Carydis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1767; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2005 
Venue:  Live Stuttgart State Opera 
Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Gillian Webster (Soprano), Jeremy Budd (Boy Soprano), Jochen Kowalski (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Hartmut Haenchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Anton Scharinger (Bass), Rodney Gilfry (Baritone), Martina Jankova (Soprano),
Juliette Galstian (Mezzo Soprano), Deon Van der Walt (Tenor), Anna Soranno (Soprano)
Conductor:  William Christie
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Opera Chorus,  Zurich Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778-1779; Vienna, Austria 

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