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Christoph Willibald Gluck

Orfeo ed Euridice
Bejun Mehta
/DVD/
670 Kč
The Baroque Theatre of Český Krumlov Castle provides an ideal setting for one of the most important operas in music history, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s “Orfeo ed Euridice”. Director Ondřej Havelka captures much more than a stage performance: combining period details with modern psychological interpretation he chooses a cinematic approach that literally takes us behind the scenes of this unique venue.
Bejun Mehta, ‘arguably the best countertenor in the world today’ (Sueddeutsche Zeitung), lends credibility to the emotions tormenting Orfeo’s heart. As his beloved Euridice, Austrian soprano Eva Liebau juggles joy and jealousy. Bringing comic relief to the work’s dark tone is Regula Mühlemann as Amore, who cheerily sends mortals zigzagging on their way to life, love – and, maybe, death. Under the baton of baroque specialist Václav Luks, the splendid soloists are supported by the Prague orchestra and vocal ensemble Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704. This is the perfect new release to celebrate Gluck’s 300th anniversary in 2014!


Content

Bejun Mehta Orfeo
Eva Liebau Euridice
Regula Mühlemann Amor
Collegium 1704 & Collegium Vocale
Václav Luks conductor
Ondřej Havelka director

Details

- in Italian; English, German, French, Spanish, Korean and Japanese subtitles
- duration: cca 76 minutes
- HD, 5.0 surround sound



We would like to inform you that DVD's sold in Europe are made in the European PAL format. Regrettably, we do not have any special edition for the U.S. in NTSC format. Before you purchase our DVD, please make sure that the DVD will work on the device you plan to play it (e.g. on computers or "region-free" players).

coproduction of Clasart Classic, Unitel, ORF
in cooperation with Czech Television, SVT, YLE, RSI, Arthaus Music
executive producer BVA International


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