Gluck Opera

Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]  Music

Posted by Vilboa at March 7, 2017
Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]

Gluck - La clemenza di Tito (Werner Ehrhardt) [2014]
Classical | Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88843031432 | TT: 52.18+41.15+78.16+41.17 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 1.11 Gb

The opera is starring countertenor Valer Sabadus - one of opera's most exciting newcomers - now exclusively signed to Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, a division of Sony Classical. Christoph Willibald Gluck, widely known for fundamentally reforming the 'opera seria' wrote some of the greatest and exemplary masterpieces of this great genre before he started his famous reform of the opera. This makes this work a fascinating and enlightening piece in the puzzle for the evolution of opera and the eminent character Gluck. Gluck's setting of La Clemenza was first performed in Naples in 1752, ten years before his first reform opera.
Christopher Richardson - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46 (Live) (2017)

Christopher Richardson - Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride, Wq. 46 (Live) (2017)
Classical, Opera | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:50:58 | 256 MB
Label: Pinchgut Live | Release Year: 2017

Iphigénie en Tauride draws all of Gluck’s opera reforms to their natural conclusion and a work of great power and beauty is the result. Iphigénie en Tauride is Gluck's most dramatically involving work. It is about familial love and deep friendship, but the waters run deep, and noble aims of sacrifice, duty and protection are played out within the taut drama. Containing much of Gluck's best music.

Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 5, 2017
Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)

Gluck - Armide (1983) (Hickox)
Opera | 3cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
EMI Classics, 7243 4 89880 2 7 | rel: 1983 | 830Mb

I made my first acquaintance with “Armide” via the Minkowski recording when I was in the middle of a project exploring all the operatic treatments of that sorceress’ story I could find. Gluck’s version, set to essentially the same text as the earlier Lully opera (minus the prologue) was the great surprise of the project, far surpassing the various works of Haydn, Cimarosa and Vivaldi that treated Armida’s story or offered comical send-ups of it, with Gluck’s greater vigor and lyricism surpassing the austere older style of Lully’s setting.
Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride (William Christie) (2016/2001) [BluRay-rip]

Gluck - Iphigénie en Tauride (William Christie) (2016/2001) [BluRay-rip]
BluRay-rip | AVC | MKV 1920x1080 / 6215 kbps / 29,97 fps | 108 min | 5,03 Gb
Audio: French / AC-3 / 6ch / 48.0 KHz / 448 kbps
Classical | ArtHaus Musik | Sub: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish

Gluck‘s wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Klaus Guth‘s revolutionary production staged at the Zurich Opera House. The psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of fears and traumas is underlined by Guth‘s use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. Conductor William Christie and his typically transparent but never cold orchestral sound perfectly match the descriptive elements in Gluck’s score, while the Armenian mezzosoprano Juliette Galstian as a fabulously good Iphigénie, the leading American opera baritone Rodney Gilfry as Oreste and the deceased South African tenor Deon van der Walt as Pylade head a superb cast.
Christoph Willibald Gluck - Armonia Atenea / de Risio - Il trionfo di Clelia (2012, MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2) [RE-UP]

Christoph Willibald Gluck - Il trionfo di Clelia, opera in 3 acts, Wq. 31 (1763)
Armonia Atenea / Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio / Hélène Le Corre
3xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 977 MB | Partial Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Scene" # 609 1733-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2012
Genre: Classical | Style: Opera, Classical Period

"Die Sängerinnen und Sänger haben allesamt sehr intensiv an den Koloraturen gearbeitet und sind den teils horrenden Schwierigkeiten der Arien gut gewachsen … Außerdem sind die Rezitative mit hohem Konversationstempo und fantasievoller Generalbass-Improvisation umgesetzt." ~FonoForum
Anna Moffo - Sings Selected Arias From Her RCA Opera Recordings (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Anna Moffo - Sings Selected Arias From Her RCA Opera Recordings (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 77:55 minutes | 832 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of the brightest stars in the 20th-century operatic firmament, the Pennsylvania-born soprano Anna Moffo (1932–2006) enjoyed a meteoric rise in the 1950s and 1960s that saw her conquer all the major opera houses in Europe and America. After making her Metropolitan Opera début in 1959 as Violetta in La traviata, she went on to appear with the company in 200 performances of 21 roles over a total of 18 seasons, before finally singing her last complete performance – once again as Verdi’s Violetta – and retiring from the stage in 1976. Specially released to mark the 10th anniversary of Anna Moffo’s death, Sony Classical releases for the first time, newly mastered from the original analogue tapes using 24bit/96kHz technology.
Minkowski, Gens, Delunsch - Gluck: Iphigenie En Aulide, Iphigenie En Tauride (2013)

Minkowski, Gens, Delunsch - Gluck: Iphigenie En Aulide, Iphigenie En Tauride (2013)
Classical | Bluray-rip 720p | Audio: French | Subtitles: English, French, German, Dutch, Korean | Run time: 113 mins | 3.24 GB
AVC, MKV 1280x720 (16:9) 29.97fps, 2496kbps | DTS, 48000Hz, 6ch, 1510kbps

Two late and baleful tragedies by Euripides focus on the ill-starred daughter of the Greek King, Agamemnon. Will he sacrifice Iphigenia in order to secure fair winds for his voyage to Troy? In Aulis, the drama rages until she is spared. Having escaped to Tauris, Iphigenia finds herself compelled to kill her own brother before, once more, the fickle gods intervene.

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Franco Fagioli) (2008)  Music

Posted by Ebisu at July 4, 2014
Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Franco Fagioli) (2008)

Gluck - Ezio (Michael Hofstetter, Franco Fagioli) (2008)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Track+Cue, Log | Covers | 682 MB
Label: OEHMS Classics | Catalog N.: OC 918 | TT: 141:09

With “Ezio”, composed one year after his pioneering “Orfeo”, Gluck composed an opera seria that cannot be classified to the Gluck reform operas. Based on a libretto by Metastasio, “Ezio” premiered on December 26, 1763 at the Vienna Burgtheater. Although the opera partakes of traditional opera seria methods, an approach that reflects a new aesthetic is also perceptible, such as the tightening of the da capo arias and reduction of the overture to a one-movement sinfonia. In 2007, the orchestra of the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele took a further step in the direction of stylistic authenticity and musical refinement, making it one of Europe’s top ensembles in the area of 18th century music.
Arias For Guadagni - Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo (2012)

Arias For Guadagni - Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 382 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67924

British countertenor Iestyn Davies is one of the fastest rising stars on the concert and opera circuit. Following his highly acclaimed recording of Porpora cantatas, he returns for a second solo album with Hyperion, a selection of arias written for Gaetano Guadagni. Italian-born Guadagni was the first ‘modern’ castrato, famed all over Europe for the lyric purity of his voice and his powerful, naturalistic acting style. Not only did he enjoy a close artistic relationship with Handel, who nurtured Guadagni’s voice to fit the alto roles in his English oratorios, but he effectively created the role of Orpheus in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, an opera he thoroughly made his own. Here, Iestyn Davies is joined again by the renowned period-instrument band Arcangelo, directed by Jonathan Cohen.
Gluck Ch - Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide; La Rencontre imprevue; Don Juan (Gardiner)
Classical | EAC | Flac+Cue+Log+Scans | CD1: 66’57, CD2: 65’50, CD3: 73’38, CD4: 78’10 | 1.17 GB
Released: 22 Sep 2008 | Label: Erato/Warner Classics

'Iphigenie en Aulide' was the opera with which Gluck set out to conquer the lyric stage in Paris in April 1774. France was the only country to resist the fashion for Italian opera that prevailed everywhere else in civilised Europe in the first half of the 18th century and to develop instead its own national form of serious opera, the tragedie lyrique. As an acknowledged master of theItalian manner, therefore, Gluck's appearance in Paris was bound to be controversial… He had a useful ally in Paris, however, in the person of the newly crowned young queen Marie Antoinette, who had previously, as an Austrian archduchess, been one of his singing pupils at the Viennese court, and could always quell dissent during the long and stormy rehearsals for the new opera by threatening to fetch the queen. In the event the opera was a great success and Gluck quickly became established as the new saviour of French opera, a worthy inheritor of the mantle of Lully and Rameau.
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