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  • Actors: Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves, Dietrich Henschel, Yann Beuron, Ludovic Tézier
  • Directors: Brian Large
  • Writers: Raniero de Calzabigi
  • Producers: Colin Wilson, Jane Seymour
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Classical, Color, NTSC
  • Language: French (DTS 5.0), French (PCM Stereo)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Classics
  • DVD Release Date: February 24, 2009
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001IOMW76
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,148 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Alceste" on IMDb

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A stark yet powerful production of Gluck's Baroque masterpiece Alceste.

1. Ouverture:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
2. Dieux, rendez-nous notre roi, notre père!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
3. Ô malheureux Admète!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
4. Grands Dieux! du destin qui m'accable:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
5. Pantomime:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
6. Dieu puissant, écarte du trône:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
7. Immortel Apollon!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
8. Apollon est sensible à vos gémissenents:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
9. Où suis-je? O malheureuse Alceste!
10. Tes destins sont remplis:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
11. Ombres, larves, pâles compagnes de la mort:- Gluck Alceste, Acte I
12. Que les plus doux transports succèdent aux alarmes!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
13. Ô mon roi!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
14. Alceste! - Cher époux!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
15. Parez vos fronts de fleurs nouvelles:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
16. Ô Dieux! soutenez mon courage:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
17. Bannis la crainte et les alarmes:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
18. Je n'ai jamais chéri la vie:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
19. Tu m'aimes, je t'adore:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
20. Barbare! Non, sans toi je ne puis vivre:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
21. Grands Dieux! pour mon époux:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
22. Ah! malgré moi, mon faible coeur:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
23. Ô ciel! quel supplice:- Gluck Alceste, Acte II
24. Nous ne pouvons trop répandre de larmes:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
25. Aprés de longs travaux:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
26. Au pouvoir de la mort je saurai la ravir:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
27. Grands Dieux, soutenez mon courage!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
28. Ah! Divinités implacables!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
29. Ciel! Admète!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
30. Alceste, au nom des Dieux!:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
31. Aux cris de la douleur:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
32. Caron t'appelle, entends sa voix:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
33. Alceste! le jour fuit:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
34. Ami, leur rage est vaine:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
35. Poursuis, ô digne fils du souverain des Cieux:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
36. Et vous, qui vous montrez à vos rois:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
37. Reçois, Dieu bienfaisant, l'hommage de mos coeurs:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
38. Ô mes amis! Alceste m'est rendue:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
39. Qu'ils vivent à jamais:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III
40. Curtain Calls:- Gluck Alceste, Acte III

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brent Peterson on July 21, 2014
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Yes, this is a reissue, the original still being available for about $20 more. I am not absolutely sure, but I believe the only thing the original has that the reissue doesn't, is the booklet. I can attest that this does NOT have a booklet, or track listing, or documentation of any kind. It's the only DVD I have ever seen (over maybe $3) that does not have an insert, not even an advertisement. I notified the seller and they said they opened two other copies for my benefit, and no insert. So, if you think the $20-more version has documentation, and you think the documentation is worth $20 more, then that will be the version to get.

Maybe it is possible the missing documentation says something about this very strange production that makes it understandable, or at least gives some indication what they were thinking (if anything) when they threw it up on stage. But I doubt it, reading the majority of reviews on the original:
Gluck - Alceste / Robert Wilson · John Eliot Gardiner · Anne Sofie von Otter · English Baroque Soloists · Théâtre du Chatelet

Why then do I give it three shining stars, rather than the single brown dwarf which it so richly has gone out of its way to beg for? Several reasons. First, because I am insane. Second, because I like the SOUND of the performance; I do like Gardiner's approach to Gluck; even though some of the soloists are not native francophones and it shows; and even though the recorded sound is somewhat flat and distant, like a budget-label LP from the 1950s, I do enjoy listening to it.

And finally, I am trying to grudgingly convince myself that it really is a "traditional" performance, because I am desperately and incredibly HARD-UP for traditional performances of Gluck particularly.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Smith on March 5, 2013
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I just received this DVD. In comparing it to my 2001 Image entertainment DVD, the singers, conductors, location, etc are all the same. This may not be obvious from the descriptions.
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