Tag Archives: Gluck

Iphigénie en Tauride in HD

Gluck’s 231 year old opera was broadcast throughout the world today over the Metropolitan Opera’s radio and HD networks. This is the same production that the Met offered in 2007 with the same three principals. Before that season the opera had only 5 performances at the New York house – in 1916-17. Today’s was the…

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Orfeo Ed Euridice in HD

Gluck’s opera received its 91st performance at the Met on Saturday January 24, 2009, it’s first was in 1885. Ninety-one performances over 124 years put Gluck’s opera in a special category. Is it a masterpiece that somehow frequently gets forgotten or is it a castor oil opera? Orfeo ed Euridice is not hard to cast….

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