101. Iphigénie en Aulide (Gluck)

Tragédie-opéra in 3 actsFirst performed : Académie Royale de Musique, April 12 1774Composer : Ritter Christoph Willibald GluckLibretto : M. du Rollet, after Racine and Euripides AGAMEMNON, King of MycenaeBaritoneHenri LarrivéeCLITEMNESTRE, his wifeSopranoMlle Duplant (Françoise-Claude-Marie-Rosalie Campagne)IPHIGÉNIE, their daughterSopranoSophie ArnouldACHILLEHaute-contreJoseph Le GrosPATROCLEBassDurandCALCHAS, High PriestBassNicolas GélinARCAS, captain of the guardBassBeauvaletGREEKS; GUARDS; Thessalonian WARRIORS; WOMEN of Argos, Aulis, and Lesbos; DIANE … Continue reading 101. Iphigénie en Aulide (Gluck)

32. Paride ed Elena (Gluck)

Dramma per musicaBy Christoph Willibald GluckLibretto: Ranieri de’ CalzabigiFirst performed: Burgtheater, Vienna, 3 November 1770 ELENA [Helen], Queen of SpartaContraltoKatherina SchindlerPARIDE [Paris], Son of Priam, King of TroyCastratoGiuseppe MillicoAMORE [Amor], Under the name of Erasto, Helen’s confidantSopranoTeresa KurzPALLADE [Pallas Athena]SopranoGabriella TagliaferriA TrojanSoprano Trojans, Spartans, followers of PallasChorus  SETTING: Sparta ★★★★ Gluck, let’s face it, has a … Continue reading 32. Paride ed Elena (Gluck)