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Work: Orfeo ed Euridice

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ComposerGluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787)
PeriodClassical
Year1762
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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At the Met, a revival of Orfeo ed Euridice

Hei-Kyung Hong (Euridice) and Jamie Barton (Orfeo) © Ken Howard | Met Opera
Jamie Barton's rich, mellifluous mezzo is ideal for singing Orfeo.
****1
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The power of music: Iestyn Davies in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice

Iestyn Davies © Andrei Gîndac
Centuries can envelop a musical masterpiece in a cocoon of misconceptions and false interpretations as much they leave their mark in the form of dirt and grime on a painting’s surface.
*****
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JPYA unite for a golden afternoon at Covent Garden

Il barbiere di Siviglia; Dominic Sedgwick (Figaro) © ROH 2019 | Clive Barda
The young singers spin any raw material into opera gold, sending the audience home as uplifted as if they’d just glugged a bellyful of Pimm’s.
****1
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Weightless, spick-and-span Gluck from Classical Opera

Lena Belkina (Orfeo) and Rebecca Bottone (Amore) © Benjamin Ealovega
Classical Opera takes a break from Mozart with two short operas by Gluck.
**111
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A minimalist reading of Orfeo ed Euridice in Rome

Carlo Vistoli (Orfeo) and Mariangela Sicilia (Euridice) © Fabrizio Sansoni
Robert Carsen's minimalist modern reading of Gluck's masterpiece is a pure distillation of opera (and life) and the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma.
****1
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