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ORPHÉE ET EURIDICE

"Juan Diego Flórez delivered a lesson in style" — Corriere della sera

For the first time at the Teatro alla Scala in this French version, and coming from the ROH, this production of Orphée et Euridice stages Juan Diego Flórez, perhaps the only tenor currently able to revive the virtuosity of the role created for Joseph Legros. Its unfamiliarity (the Italian opera in Paris at that time was not such in vogue as it would have been afterwards) was at the origins of the work's success, while only the difficulty of the part has kept this version away from theatres for a long time.

In John Fulljames' staging the story we see Orphée's dream or fantasy, as at the end he sets the corpse of his beloved on fire a second time, but now he accepts her death - a modern and fascinating interpretation, but far from the myth. Apart from this, the interesting mise en scene puts the orchestra on stage behind the singers on a large platform that raises or sink’s following its own logic.

 

"Juan Diego Flórez delivered a lesson in style. His tone is darker and his projection more self-effacing than in the past, but class is permanent. His agility and legato are utterly thrilling. The ovations were never-ending." — Corriere della sera

Composer
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orchestra
Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Choir
Coro del Teatro alla Scala
Conductor
Michele Mariotti
Production
Hofesh Shechter, John Fulljames
TV Director
John Fulljames, Hofesh Shechter
Recording Location
I
Year
2018
Language
French
Duration
02:09:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera

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