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Orphee & Eurydice


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Roberto Alagna as Orpheus in his brother David’s new version of the Gluck masterpiece. A major event recorded in Bologna. Opting for the French-language version of Gluck’s Orpheus, David Alagna was faced with the task of achieving an appropriately subtle adaptation. In a plot transposed to the present day, Eurydice dies in a car accident on the day of her wedding, and Orpheus’s quest for his beloved is a dream beginning and ending at the cemetery. No happy ending in this interpretation, but a new approach to characterisation: Amore, sung by a baritone, becomes a funeral parlour employee and Orpheus’s guide. And Orpheus, of course, loses his loved one forever by turning to look back. The enormously talented Roberto Alagna throws himself body and soul into this production. His incredible vitality and flawless timbre and diction make him a great Orpheus. His partner, young Italian soprano Serena Gamberoni, is simply stunning as Eurydice, while French baritone Marc Barrard is suitably terrifying as the guide to the Underworld. The orchestra of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna is conducted by Giampaolo Bisanti, who masterfully brings out all Gluck’s poetry, romantic melancholy and depth. A co-production with the Montpellier Opera.

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Official Release Date Jan 26, 2010
Starring Roberto Alagna, Serena Gamberoni, Marc Barrard
Director Arnaud Petitet, David Alagna
Screen Format Widescreen
Video Format 1.78:1
Audio PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Language French
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, German, Italian
Year 2008
Running Time 94 Minutes
Genre Opera
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0004636614
Item Code  3760115304529

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