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This performance is simply beautiful from beginning to end, and I have a hard time imagining a better one.
In the 1774 opera, the role of Orphee is sung by a high tenor, and the role is beautifully performed here by Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, an eminent singer of early music.
The brass players, in particular, bring great drama to the music - especially in Acte II - listen for the natural trumpets ring out in the Maestoso section.
A rich listening experience, fine work by the soloists, crisp tempi with an authentic feel.Published 7 months ago by Kiwimezzo
Orphee et Eurydice has never been my favorite Gluck opera, but this recording is beginning to change my mind. Read morePublished on September 14, 2010 by Rollo Tomassi
This relatively unknown opera ansamble usually performs lesser known baroque and early operatic works. Read morePublished on October 13, 2007 by Queen Margo