Gluck - 300 Years DVD

Cat No:
01 - 02 - 2014

Gluck - 300 Years DVD

Various Artists

Christoph Willibald Gluck, regarded as the most significant opera reformer of the 18th Century, greatly influenced the development of music theatre in his time. In honour of his 300th birthday, this special box set filled with three prize-winning productions of his most popular operas is now available: Alceste from Stuttgart, awarded Performance of the Year in 2006 by the magazine Opernwelt, Iphigenie en Tauride from Zurich, led by Baroque specialist William Christie and Harry Kupfer's legendary production of Orfeo ed Euridice from the Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Jochen Kowalski in the title role, which won the Olivier Award.

DVD 1 Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice - Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden 1991 (Jochen Kowalski, Gilliam Webster, Jeremy Budd, Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra, Hartmut Haenchen, conductor, Harry Kupfer, director)

DVD 2 Gluck Iphigenie en Tauride - Live from the Opernhaus Zurich 2001 (Juliette Galstian, Rodney Gilfrey, Deon Van Der Walt, Anton Scharinger, Martina Jankova, Orchestra La Scintilla of the Zurich Opera House, William Christie, conductor, Claus Guth, director)

DVD 3 Gluck Alceste (Paris version) - Live from the Staatsoper Stuttgart 2006 (Catherine Naglestad, Donald Kaasch, Bernhard Schneider, Catriona Smith, Johan Rydh, Nam Soo Kim, Motti Kaston, Michael Ebbecke, Wolfgang Probst, Staatsopernchor und Orchester Stuttgart, Constantinos Carydis, conductor, Jossi Wieler, Sergio Morabito, directors)

Running Time: 5 hr 56 min
Picture format: NTSC 4:3 (Orfeo ed Euridice) / 16:9 (Alceste, Iphigenie en Tauride)
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Subtitles: French, Italian, English, German, Spanish
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
No. of discs: 3 (DVD9)