Orfeo ed Euridice [electronic resource] / Christoph Willibald Gluck.

Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 composer., Composer
[New York, New York] : [Metropolitan Opera], [2009]
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 39 min., 25 sec.)) : sound, colo

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Met Opera on Demand.
Sung in Italian; English, French, German and Spanish subtitles.
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Director and choreographer Mark Morris's production of Gluck's masterpiece updates the immortal story from its ancient Greek roots to the timeless present, where, he says, "the union of chorus and dancers feels inevitable and inseparable." With costumes by Isaac Mizrahi and a set designed by Allen Moyer, this production surrounds the action with the superb Met chorus dressed as a crowd of historic characters who bear witness to the transformative power of love. Orfeo (Stephanie Blythe) is so consumed with grief at the death of his beloved Euridice (Danielle de Niese) that the gods (Heidi Grant Murphy as Amor) allow him to lead her back from the underworld--if he will not look at her on the way. Of course he can't resist looking, but the gods are truly merciful.
Opening credits and introduction with Joyce DiDonato and James Levine
Interview with Mark Morris
Ah! Se intorno a quest'urna funesta
Basta, basta, o compagni!
Ballo (Larghetto)
Ah! Se intorno a quest'urna funesta
Chiamo il mio ben così
Euridice, Euridice!
Cerco il mio ben così
Euridice, Euridice!
Piango il mio ben così
Numi, barbari Numi
T'assiste Amore!
Gli sguardi trattieni
Che disse? Che ascoltai?
Ballo (Maestoso)
Chi mai dell'Erebo fra le caligini
Deh Placatevi con me!
Misero giovane! Che vuioi, che mediti?
Mille pene, ombre moleste ; Ah! Quale incognito affetto flebile
Men tiranne, ah! voi sareste
Ah! Quale incognito affetto flebile
Ballo (Andante)
Che puro ciel, che chiaro sol
Vieni a' regni del riposo
Ballo (Andante)
Anime avventurose
Torna, o bella, al tuo consorte
Vieni, segui I miei passi
Vieni, appaga io tuo consorte
Qual vita è questa mai
Che fiero momento
Avvezzo al contento
Ecco un nuovo tormento!
Che farò senza Euricide?
Ah! Finisca e per sempre colla vita il dolor!
Ballo (Maestoso)
Trionfi Amore
Bows and closing credits.
Danielle de Niese ; Heidi Grant Murphy ; Stephanie Blythe ; Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet ; James Levine, conductor.
Director, Mark Morris.
Recorded live in 2009 at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, New York.
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De Niese, Danielle, performer., Performer
Grant Murphy, Heidi, performer., Performer
Blythe, Stephanie, performer., Performer
Levine, James, 1943-2021, conductor., Conductor
Morris, Mark, 1956- director., Director
Metropolitan Opera (New York, N.Y.), performer., Performer
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