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Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787)

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Year of birth1714
Year of death1787
NationalityGermany
PeriodClassical
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LondonLa Nuova Musica: Orfeo ed Euridice

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
David Bates; Rebecca Bottone; Sophie Bevan; Iestyn Davies; La Nuova Musica

ParisOrfeo ed Euridice

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Diego Fasolis; Robert Carsen; Tobias Hoheisel; Philippe Jaroussky; Patricia Petibon

RigaDon JuanNew Production

Don Juan
Gluck: Don Juan
Julio Arozarena; Latvian National Opera Ballet; Mārtiņš Ozoliņš; Marko Japelj; Alan Hranitelj; Latvian National Opera Orchestra

BarcelonaOrfeo ed Euridice with Jaroussky

*Orfeo ed Euridice* with Jaroussky
Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice
Andrea Marchinol; Chantal Santon-Jeffery; Philippe Jaroussky; Chamber Chorus of the Palau de la Música Catalana; Simon Halsey

GrazEin Fest für Maria Theresia

© Werner Kmetitsch
Haydn, Dittersdorf, Gluck
Erich Polz; Monika Schwabegger; Elisabeth Breuer; Anna Manske; Jan Petryka
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A polished London debut recital from George Li

George Li © Simon Fowler
The Chinese American pianist gives a confident, purposeful performance, without his personality quite shining through.
***11
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Lots of Gluck: LA Opera’s Orphée et Eurydice

Lisette Oropesa (Eurydice) © Ken Howard
With a potent cast and excellent dancing, this is a sophisticated take on Gluck's opera. 
***11
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Mourning becomes Orpheus: Gluck at La Scala

Juan Diego Flórez (Orphée) and Christiane Karg (Eurydice) © Brescia & Amisano | Teatro alla Scala
Juan Diego Flórez perhaps is the only one currently able to revive the virtuosity of the role created in 1762
****1
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NYCB: All Balanchine

Dancers of NYCB in George Balanchine's Divertimento No. 15 © Paul Kolnik
Judging by this show, New York City Ballet is doing fine in the aftermath of Peter Martins’s departure.
***11
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
*****
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