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Gluck / Berlioz: Orphée Et Eurydice
Berlioz’s hybrid version of Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” staged by Aurélien Bory at Opéra Comique in 2018 featuring Marianne Crebassa and Hélène Guilmette.
[2.110638 / NBD0100V] Orphée et Eurydice_BD cover © Audiovisual Division Naxos / Stefan Brion
[2.110638 / NBD0100V] Orphée et Eurydice_1 © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Pierre Grosbois
[2.110638 / NBD0100V] Orphée et Eurydice_2 © Audiovisual Division Naxos / © Pierre Grosbois
Opera in four acts (1762)
1859 version by Hector Berlioz
Libretto by Pierre-Louis Moline, sung in French
In 1859, Berlioz created a hybrid version of “Orphée Et Eurydice” using Gluck’s original manuscripts – an approach rare at the time. Stage director Aurélien Bory sees this version as a true choral opera, one that was described as “just breathtaking” by Opera Journal. The young French mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa delivers a thoughtful and expressive Orphée, along with French Canadian soprano Hélène Guilmette as Eurydice, and the French-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre as Amour. Ensemble Pygmalion, conducted by Raphaël Pichon, were admired by Le Monde for their “perfection of intonation” and “spiritual cohesion”.
[2.110638 / NBD0100V]
Video Director François Roussillon
Orchestra Ensemble Pygmalion
Conductor Raphaël Pichon
Stage Director Aurélien Bory
Soloists Marianne Crebassa (Orphée/mezzo-soprano), Hélène Guilmette (Eurydice/soprano), Lea Desandre (Amour/mezzo-soprano)
Recorded 16 and 18 October 2018 at the Opéra Comique, Paris, France
Duration 99 minutes
Language French / Subtitles: French, English, German, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
DVD: NTSC 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS 5.1 · DVD 9 · Region: 0 BD: HD 16:9 · PCM stereo and DTS-MA 5.1 · BD 50 · Region: A, B, C
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