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At the Opera - 1/12/13 - Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice


Orfeo ed Euridice is an opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck based on the myth of Orpheus, set to a libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. It belongs to the genre of the azione teatrale, meaning an opera on a mythological subject with choruses and dancing. The piece was first performed at Vienna on October 5, 1762. Orfeo ed Euridice is the first of Gluck's "reform" operas, in which he attempted to replace the abstruse plots and overly complex music of opera seria with a "noble simplicity" in both the music and the drama.

The opera is the most popular of Gluck's works, and one of the most influential on subsequent German opera. Variations on its plot - the underground rescue-mission in which the hero must control, or conceal, his emotions - include Mozart's The Magic Flute, Beethoven's Fidelio and Wagner's Das Rheingold. This 1977 recording stars Kathleen Ferrier and Greet Koeman. Charles Bruck conducts.

 
Saturday, January 12, 2013

Play List

8:00p
8:00p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera Intemezzo - Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony; Ondrej Lenard, conductor; Label: Naxos; Number: 8550240 FindBUY FindBUY
8:09p
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - Netherlands Opera Orchestra; Charles Bruck, conductor; Kathleen Ferrier; Label: EMI Classics FindBUY
10:00p
10:12p
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger Von NÃœRnberg: Prelude To Act I - NBC Symphony Orchestra; Richard Wagner, conductor; Arturo Toscanini; Label: Membrane FindBUY
10:27p
Richard Wagner: Die Walkure Act 1. Finale - n/a; n/a, conductor; Lotte Lehmann / Lauritz Melchoir; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
10:42p
Richard Wagner: Rienzi, der Letzte der Tribunen - n/a; n/a, conductor; Lauritz Melchoir; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
10:47p
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: Mein lieber Schwan! - n/a; n/a, conductor; Lauritz Melchoir; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
10:51p
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin, opera, WWV 75: In fernem Land - n/a; n/a, conductor; Lauritz Melchoir; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
10:56p
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger - n/a; n/a, conductor; Alexander Kipnis; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
11:00p
11:00p
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger aria - n/a; n/a, conductor; Alexander Kipnis; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
11:07p
Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), opera, WWV 63: Die frist ist um - n/a; n/a, conductor; Hans Hotter; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
11:16p
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Was dufftet doch der Flieder - n/a; n/a, conductor; Hans Hotter; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
11:23p
Richard Wagner: Die Walkure (The Valkyrie), opera, WWV 86b: Leb' wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind - n/a; n/a, conductor; Hans Hotter; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
11:31p
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Fanget an! - n/a; n/a, conductor; Max Lorenz; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
11:35p
Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, opera, WWV 96: Morgenlich leuchtend - n/a; n/a, conductor; Max Lorenz; Label: Membran Music; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY
11:39p
Arturo Toscanini: La Forza Del Destino: Overture ; Label: Membrane FindBUY
11:46p
Puccini: Gianni Schicchi: O Mio Babbino Caro - Various Artists ; Sir Georg solti, conductor; Label: Polygram Records FindBUY
11:55p
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana, opera (melodramma) in 1 act: Intermezzo sinfonico - Opera Italiana d'Olanda; Pietro Mascagni, conductor; Label: Guild; Number: n/a FindBUY FindBUY

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