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Composer: Gluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787)

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Year of birth1714
Year of death1787
NationalityGermany
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RigaDon JuanNew Production

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

LondonLove and Duty

© Oleg Rostovtsev
Mozart, Gluck
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Giovanni Antonini; Magdalena Kožená

MunichAlcesteNew production

Alceste
Gluck: Alceste
Antonello Manacorda; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Bavarian State Opera; Henrik Ahr; Dorothea Röschmann; Charles Castronovo; Michael Nagy

MunichAlceste

Alceste
Gluck: Alceste
Antonello Manacorda; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui; Bavarian State Opera; Henrik Ahr; Dorothea Röschmann; Charles Castronovo; Michael Nagy

ParisOrphée et Eurydice

Marianne Crebassa (Orphée) © Pierre Grosbois
Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
Raphaël Pichon; Aurélien Bory; Opéra Comique; Pierre Dequivre; Manuela Agnesini; Marianne Crebassa; Hélène Guilmette
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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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