Opera

Orfeo ed Euridice

Christoph Willibald Gluck

13 Jun, 23

Direction: René Jacobs | Rias Kammerchor | Freiburger Barockorchester

13 Jun 23

Date

19:30

Hour

Orfeo Ed Euridice by Gluck is one of the few opera titles of the 18th century which can presume to have never lost out on audience appreciation. Besides the enduring fame of its most famous moment –«Che farò senza Euridice?» –, the work was sustained during the 19th century by some of the most glittering voices of the day such as the tenor Adolphe Nourrit –who debuted Eléazar of La juive and Raoul of Les Huguenots– or the contralto Pauline Viardot –who premiered Fidès of Le prophète–, or composer Hector Berlioz, who re-orchestrated the opera for its presentation at the Ópera de París.  Today -   a reminder isn’t necessary - the role of Orfeo is sung indistinctly by the most acclaimed mezzo-sopranos, tenors and countertenors.  

Over and above these aspects, this Orfeo stood out in its day for advanced orchestral language and a dramatic concept, far from established conventions, which had an effect on its compact and audacious score; and  that powerfully influenced the young Mozart.  The third Orfeo of this season comes to the Teatro Real in the hands of René Jacobs, an experienced explorer of the hidden treasure in the operatic staves of the Classic and Baroque periods.   


Azione teatrale in three acts

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Libretto by Ranieri di Calzabigi

Premiere at the Burgtheater of Vienna, 5 October 1762 

Premiere at the Teatro Real, 8 January 1890

Opera in concert version 


Cast 

Orfeo | Helena Rasker

Euridice | Polina Pastirchak

Amore | Kateryna Kasper

Chorus | Rias Kammerchor

Orchestra | Freiburger Barockorchester

Direction | René Jacobs

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13 June 2023

19:30

Main Auditorium

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