Orphée et Eurydice

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Orphée et Eurydice

Wq. 41

About this work...

Working closely with librettist Calzabigi and choreographer Angiolini, Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) composed Orfeo ed Euridice in Vienna in 1762. A retelling of the Orpheus myth that repudiated the stiff formality of Baroque opera seria for a simplified and more dramatic structure, Gluck's Viennese Orfeo ed Eu... read more