Gluck: Opera Gala

Release Date: 11/6/2020
Label: Orfeo
Catalog Number: ORF-MP2001
Number of Discs: 2
Length: 149 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gluck Opera Gala is a 2-album compilation of highlights from seven previously released albums on the ORFEO label. It contains excerpts from Gluck's semi seria opera Alceste (album 1, tracks 1-7); his reformist operas Iphigénie en Tauride (album 1, tracks 8-14), Orfeo ed Euridice (album 2, tracks 1-9) and Paride ed Elena (album 2, tracks 10-16); and two works in a more light-hearted vein, Le Cinesi (album 1, tracks 15-16) and Les Pélegrins de la Mecque (album 2, tracks 17-23). All of the recordings are star-studded, featuring performances by legendary artists such as Jessye Norman, Nicolai Gedda, Thomas Moser, Ileana Cotrubas, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Franco Bonisolli and Julia Kaufmann.

Works on This Recording
Performer: Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass), Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Written: 1767 ;
2. Act I: Air: Divinités du Styx (Alceste) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Written: 1767 ;
3. Act II: Chorus: Vivez aimez des jours (Admète, Evandre, Soprano, Chorus) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Written: 1767 ;
4. Act II: Parez vos fronts de fleurs nouvelles (Chorus, Soprano, Alceste) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Written: 1767 ;
5. Act III: Vivre sans toi - Alceste, aux noms des Dieux (Admète, Alceste) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Written: 1767 ;
6. Act III: Trio: Reçois, Dieu bienfaisant (Alceste, Admète, Hercule) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Written: 1767 ;
7. Act III: A mes amis! (Admète, Alceste, Chorus) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano), Nicolai Gedda (Tenor), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Siegmund Nimsgern (Bass)
Conductor: Serge Baudo
Written: 1767 ;
8. Act I Scene 2: Air: De noirs pressentiments (Thoas) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Walton Groenroos (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
9. Act II Scene 6: Patrie infortunée (Iphigénie, Chorus) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Walton Groenroos (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
10. Act III Scene 4: Et tu prétends encore (Pylade, Oreste) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Walton Groenroos (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
11. Act III Scene 7: Divinité de grandes âmes (Pylade) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Walton Groenroos (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
12. Act IV Scene 1: Non, cet affreux devoir (Iphigénie) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Walton Groenroos (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
13. Act IV Scene 2: O Diane, sois-nous propice (Chorus) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Walton Groenroos (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
14. Act IV: Finale: Les dieux, longtemps en courroux (Chorus) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Pilar Lorengar (Soprano), Walton Groenroos (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
15. Aria: Son lungi e non mi brami (Silango) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Alexandrina Milcheva (Alto), Ekkehard Tietze (Harpsichord), Kaaren Erickson (Soprano), Marga Schiml (Alto), Thomas Moser (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1754 ;
16. Quartet: Voli il piede in lieti giri (Sivene, Lisinga, Tangia, Silango) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Alexandrina Milcheva (Alto), Ekkehard Tietze (Harpsichord), Kaaren Erickson (Soprano), Marga Schiml (Alto), Thomas Moser (Tenor)
Conductor: Lamberto Gardelli
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1754 ;
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
18. Act I Scene 1: Ah, se intorno a quest'urna funesta (Chorus, Orfeo) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
19. Act I Scene 1: Aria: Chiamo il mio ben così - Recitative: Euridice, ombra cara - Aria: Cerco il mio ben così (Orfeo) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
20. Act I Scene 2: Aria: Gli sguardi trattieni (Amore) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
21. Act II Scene 2: Ballo by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
22. Act III Scene 1: Duet: Vieni appaga il tuo consorte (Orfeo, Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
23. Act III Scene 1: Aria: Che fiero momento (Euridice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
24. Act III Scene 1: Aria: Che farò senza Euridice? (Orfeo) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
25. Act III Scene 3: Maestoso - Trionfi Amore (Orfeo, Amore, Euridice, Chorus) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Baritone), Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Ruth-Margret Pütz (Soprano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Written: 1762 ;
Performer: Anne Tedards (Soprano), Anthony Spiri (Harpsichord), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Written: 1770 ;
27. Act I Scene 1: Non sdegnare, o bella Venere (Chorus, A voice) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anne Tedards (Soprano), Anthony Spiri (Harpsichord), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Written: 1770 ;
28. Act I Scene 1: O del mio dolce ardor (Paride) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anne Tedards (Soprano), Anthony Spiri (Harpsichord), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Written: 1770 ;
29. Act I Scene 3: Nell'idea ch'ei volge in mente (Amore) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anne Tedards (Soprano), Anthony Spiri (Harpsichord), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Written: 1770 ;
30. Act III: Fingere più non so (Paride, Elena) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anne Tedards (Soprano), Anthony Spiri (Harpsichord), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Written: 1770 ;
31. Act V Scene 1: Donzelle semplici, no, non credete (Elena) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anne Tedards (Soprano), Anthony Spiri (Harpsichord), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Written: 1770 ;
32. Act V Scene 3: Va coll' amata in seno (Pallade) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anne Tedards (Soprano), Anthony Spiri (Harpsichord), Franco Bonisolli (Tenor), Gabriele Fontana (Soprano), Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano), Sylvia Greenberg (Soprano)
Conductor: Lothar Zagrosek
Written: 1770 ;
Performer: Anna-Marie Rodde (Soprano), Annegeer Stumphius (Soprano), Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo (Tenor), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-soprano), Jan-Hendrick Rootering (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ulrich Ress (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1763 ;
34. Act I: Les hommes pieusement pour Caton (Calender, Osmin) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anna-Marie Rodde (Soprano), Annegeer Stumphius (Soprano), Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo (Tenor), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-soprano), Jan-Hendrick Rootering (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ulrich Ress (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1763 ;
35. Act II: Jusqu'au moment qui m'ôtera le jour (Ali) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anna-Marie Rodde (Soprano), Annegeer Stumphius (Soprano), Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo (Tenor), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-soprano), Jan-Hendrick Rootering (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ulrich Ress (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1763 ;
36. Act II: Ah, je suis en transe (Balkis, Rezia, Ali, Dardané, Amine, Osmin) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anna-Marie Rodde (Soprano), Annegeer Stumphius (Soprano), Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo (Tenor), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-soprano), Jan-Hendrick Rootering (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ulrich Ress (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1763 ;
37. Act III: Maître de cœurs (Rezia) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anna-Marie Rodde (Soprano), Annegeer Stumphius (Soprano), Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo (Tenor), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-soprano), Jan-Hendrick Rootering (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ulrich Ress (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1763 ;
38. Act III: Qu'il est doux de partager ses chaînes (Rezia, Ali) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anna-Marie Rodde (Soprano), Annegeer Stumphius (Soprano), Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo (Tenor), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-soprano), Jan-Hendrick Rootering (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ulrich Ress (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1763 ;
39. Act III: Cessons de répandre des larmes (Rezia, Amine, Balkis, Dardané, Ali, Osmin, Sultan) by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Performer: Anna-Marie Rodde (Soprano), Annegeer Stumphius (Soprano), Claes-Hakan Ahnsjo (Tenor), Iris Vermillion (Mezzo-soprano), Jan-Hendrick Rootering (Bass), Julie Kaufmann (Soprano), Robert Gambill (Tenor), Ulrich Ress (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Radio Orchestra
Written: 1763 ;
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