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Orphée et Eurydice - Christoph Willibald Gluck / Festival d'Opéra Baroque et Romantique de Beaune

Music, Lyric art, Classical music, Festival, Music, Opera in Beaune
  • ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE / LES ARTS FLORISSANTS / PAUL AGNEW

  • Orphée et Eurydice, in its French version for tenor, was composed by Gluck for the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris in 1774, at the request of the Dauphine Marie-Antoinette.

    Twelve years after his Orfeo in Italian, first performed in Vienna in 1762, Gluck added many new pages, such as Orpheus's arietta, "L'Espoir renaît dans mon âme", and Eurydice's aria, "Cet asile aimable et tranquille". The ballets were developed to suit French taste. The public success was grandiose. Eurydice's aria,...
    Orphée et Eurydice, in its French version for tenor, was composed by Gluck for the Académie Royale de Musique in Paris in 1774, at the request of the Dauphine Marie-Antoinette.

    Twelve years after his Orfeo in Italian, first performed in Vienna in 1762, Gluck added many new pages, such as Orpheus's arietta, "L'Espoir renaît dans mon âme", and Eurydice's aria, "Cet asile aimable et tranquille". The ballets were developed to suit French taste. The public success was grandiose. Eurydice's aria, "Fortune the enemy", in Act II, Orpheus's aria, "Objet de mon amour", in Act I, "Laissez-vous toucher par mes pleurs", in Act II, and the famous "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice", touch the sublime. Julie de Lespinasse matched Voltaire's enthusiasm by writing: "This music drives me mad. I cannot miss one day of it...".
  • Spoken languages
    • French
    • English
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  • On July 20, 2024 from 9:00 PM to 11:30 PM
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