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GLUCK: Alceste

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The Vienna version of 'Alceste' was Gluck's second reform opera after 'Orfeo ed Euridice'. The libretto and music revolve around a self-sacrificing main character, and it is quite probable that the courageous bearing of Empress Maria Theresia while mourning her husband provided Gluck with the impetus for this material. 'Alceste' is reminiscent of Beethoven's subsequent 'Fidelio' as a pure anthem to conjugal love. As 'Orfeo' before it, 'Alceste' did not achieve major success at the first performance of the Vienna version on 26 December 1767, but instead became widely-known when performed as a 'trag?®die op?®ra' nine years later in Paris, after the addition of ballet music in French, the version we see performed here. This production from 2006 was acclaimed as the Opera Production of the Year, by German magazine 'Opernwelt'. The title role is performed by Catherine Naglestad, voted Female Opera Singer of the Year 2006.
Item number 101251
Barcode 807280125191
Release date 29/01/2007
Category OPERA
Label Arthaus Musik
Media type DVD
Number of units 1
Artists Bernhard Schneider
Catherine Naglestad
Catriona Smith
Donald Kaasch
Johan Rydh
Michael Ebbecke
Motti Kaston
Simon Nam Soo Kim
Wolfgang Probst
Composers Christoph Willibald Gluck
Conductors Constantinos Carydis
Orchestras Stuttgart State Opera Chorus
Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
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