Orfeo ed Euridice

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Orfeo ed Euridice

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Orfeo ed Euridice was one of three operas composed by Gluck in an attempt to reform the Italian opera seria. The opera seria had many dramatic drawbacks, among them a stiff libretto full of contrivances and formal musical patterns that were given precedence over dramatic flow. Gluck had an admirable dramatic imaginat... read more