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Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice ()

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composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Though less popular than the Italian version, the French version of Gluck's Orphée has been recorded many times. But most of those recordings are hybrid versions using the original Italianate vocal casting, with the character of Orphée sung by a female voice or countertenor. But that isn't the case here. Marc Minkowski has chosen the 1774 Paris version, in which Orphée was rewritten for an haute-contre, or very high tenor. Hearing a male voice, in this case the capable Richard Croft, in the part gives the opera an ...

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Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
2004, Archiv Produktion

UPC: 028947158226

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