Gluck: Ezio

Gluck: Ezio

by Alan Curtis
     
 

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Alan Curtis, described by the New York Times as “one of the great scholar-musicians of recent times,” conducts a brilliant cast including Sonia Prina, Ann Hallenberg, Max-Emanuel Cencic, and Topi Lehtipuu in Gluck’s Ezio, described by Curtis as “perhaps the finest of Gluck’s pre-Orfeo operas.” This recording presents the original version of Ezio,

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Alan Curtis, described by the New York Times as “one of the great scholar-musicians of recent times,” conducts a brilliant cast including Sonia Prina, Ann Hallenberg, Max-Emanuel Cencic, and Topi Lehtipuu in Gluck’s Ezio, described by Curtis as “perhaps the finest of Gluck’s pre-Orfeo operas.” This recording presents the original version of Ezio, which received its premiere in Prague in 1750.

Written to a libretto by the prolific and influential Metastasio, Ezio exemplifies the formal opera seria that Gluck sought to leave behind with his so-called reform operas such as Orfeo and Alceste. However, after Orfeo’s epoch-making premiere in Vienna in 1762, he revised Ezio in the reform opera style for performance at the city’s Burgtheater in 1763. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
09/27/2011
Label:
Erato
UPC:
5099907092923
catalogNumber:
70929

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  1. Ezio, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 15  - Christoph Willibald Gluck  - Alan Curtis  - Alain Lanceron  - Pietro Metastasio  - Max Emanuel Cencic  -  Complesso Barocco  - Sonia Prina  - Joseph Sifrède Duplessis  - Topi Lehtipuu  - Ann Hallenberg  - Thomas Schaller  - Julian Prégardien  - Mayuko Karasawa

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