Orfeo ed Euridice

Release date
Location
Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Duration
1:25 (no interval)
Language
Italian
Subtitles
German,
Spanish,
Italian,
English,
French
Opera
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Musical direction
Diego Fasolis
Stage direction
Robert Carsen

Orchestra: I Barocchisti
Chœur de Radio France

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Main informations

When Gluck returned to the fable of Orfeo, he also undertook to rewrite the existing conventions of opera. He decided to focus on the plot in all its power, cohesion and richness, which he believed should be in perfect harmony with the musical score. This premise gave rise to an innovative work with an incredible wealth of ballets and choruses which radiate luminous beauty while “revising” past forms. Robert Carsen's approach involves removing all overt references to time in order to underscore the universality of the work and to showcase the music and singing.

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Artistic team

Opera in three acts (1762 Vienna version)
Music / Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto / Ranieri de’ Calzabigi 

Conductor / Diego Fasolis
Stage director / Robert Carsen
Scenography and costumes / Tobias Hoheisel
Lighting designers / Robert Carsen & Peter Van Praet

Orchestra / I Barocchisti
Chœur de Radio France

Cast

Orfeo / Philippe Jaroussky
Euridice / Patricia Petibon
Amore / Emőke Baráth

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