Gluck : Orphée & Eurydice

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Roberto Alagna as Orpheus in his brother David Alagna‘s new version of the Gluck masterpiece Orphée & Eurydice. A major event recorded in Bologna.

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Gluck : Orphée & Eurydice

Roberto Alagna as Orpheus in his brother David’s new version of the Gluck masterpiece. A major event recorded in Bologna.

Opting for the French-language version of Gluck’s Orpheus, David Alagna was faced with the task of achieving an appropriately subtle adaptation. In a plot transposed to the present day, Eurydice dies in a car accident on the day of her wedding, and Orpheus’s quest for his beloved is a dream beginning and ending at the cemetery. No happy ending in this interpretation, but a new approach to characterisation: Amore, sung by a baritone, becomes a funeral parlour employee and Orpheus’s guide. And Orpheus, of course, loses his loved one forever by turning to look back.

The enormously talented Roberto Alagna throws himself body and soul into this production. His incredible vitality and flawless timbre and diction make him a great Orpheus. His partner, young Italian soprano Serena Gamberoni, is simply stunning as Eurydice, while French baritone Marc Barrard is suitably terrifying as the guide to the Underworld. The orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna is conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, who masterfully brings out all Gluck’s poetry, romantic melancholy and depth.

A co-production with the Montpellier Opera.

Distribution

Gluck : Orphée & Eurydice [DVD & Blu-ray]

Music : Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Original libretto : Pierre-Louis Moline

Orphée : Roberto Alagna
Eurydice : Serena Gamberoni
The Guide : Marc Barrard

Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra

Conductor : Giampaolo Bisanti

Theatrical and musical adaptation : David Alagna

Technical informations

HD recording : Teatro Comunale di Bologna | 01/2008
TV direction : David Alagna et Arnaud Petitet
Release date : 19 November 2009
Distribution : Naxos Distribution

1 DVD
Reference
: BAC052
Barcode : 3760115300521
Running time : 134 min.
Film : 104 min.
Bonus : Interviews with Giampaolo Bisanti and David Alagna (30 min.)
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER / SPA / ITA
Sound : PCM 2.0, Dolby Digital 5.1
Region code : 0

1 BLU-RAY
Reference : BAC452
Barcode : 3760115304529
Running time : 134 min.
Film : 104 min.
Bonus : Interviews with Giampaolo Bisanti and David Alagna (30 min.)
Subtitles : FR / ENG / GER / SPA / ITA
Image : Color, 16/9, Full HD
Sound : PCM 2.0, DTS HD Master audio 5.1
Region code : A, B, C

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