Orfeo ed Euridice, Glyndebourne, 1982

Author: Opus Arte

The myth of Orpheus is brought to life in this archive recording starring Dame Janet Baker

  • DVD: Janet Baker in Orfeo ed Euridice, Glyndebourne, 1982 | Copyright: © Opus Arte, Glyndebourne, Tony Nutley

    DVD: Janet Baker in Orfeo ed Euridice, Glyndebourne, 1982 © Opus Arte, Glyndebourne, Tony Nutley

British mezzo-soprano, Dame Janet Baker, chose to retire from the operatic stage singing the title role in Sir Peter Hall's acclaimed production of Orfeo ed Euridice. This 1982 recording from Glyndebourne, where Dame Janet appropriately began her professional career, proved a suitable crowning glory to the career of one of the great singing actresses of our age. Dame Janet's realisation of Orfeo, the grieving musician from Greek mythology, who follows his beloved wife Euridice to the depths of Hades in an attempt to bring her back from the dead, is totally convincing.

“… a quite staggering performance …” (MusicWeb International)

“A must for opera-goers” (The Sunday Telegraph)

Original title Orfeo ed Euridice
Production year 1982
Production Company Glyndebourne
Stage Director Sir Peter Hall
Genre Opera
Soloist Janet Baker
Composer Christoph Gluck
Conductor Raymond Leppard
TV Director Rodney Greenberg



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