101. Iphigénie en Aulide (Gluck)

Tragédie-opéra in 3 acts First performed : Académie Royale de Musique, April 12 1774 Composer : Ritter Christoph Willibald Gluck Libretto : M. du Rollet, after Racine and Euripides “From Gluck’s appearance dates modern art; from him come all the great masters who have enchanted the world both during his life, and after his death.” – Barbedette Iphigénie … Continue reading 101. Iphigénie en Aulide (Gluck)

32. Paride ed Elena – Christoph Willibald Gluck

PARIDE ED ELENA Dramma per musica By Christoph Willibald Gluck Libretto: Ranieri de’ Calzabigi First performed: Burgtheater, Vienna, 3 November 1770 Dossier Gluck, let’s face it, has a reputation.  Noble, high-minded, austere, but also dull – as poised and as marmoreal as a Classical statue.  “Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, / Dead perfection, no … Continue reading 32. Paride ed Elena – Christoph Willibald Gluck

2. Iphigénie en Tauride (C.W. Gluck)

IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE By Christoph Willibald Gluck Tragédie lyrique in 4 acts Libretto : Nicolas-François Guillard (1752–1814), after Euripides’ tragedy First performed: Académie Royale de Musique (2e salle du Palais-Royal), 18 May 1779 Dossier. Today is Mother’s Day.  Here’s an important moral lesson: Don’t kill her. STORY IPHIGÉNIE, high priestess (soprano dramatique) ORESTE, her brother (baritone) PYLADE, Greek … Continue reading 2. Iphigénie en Tauride (C.W. Gluck)