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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice DVD (The Royal Opera)

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice DVD (The Royal Opera)

Harry Kupfer’s ingenious version of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice won an Olivier Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Opera.
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Harry Kupfer's version of Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice, originally conceived for the Berlin Komische Oper and now in the repertory of The Royal Opera, won an Olivier Award for Most Outstanding Achievement in Opera. According to legend, Orpheus’ magical power as a musician enabled him to regain his wife from the dead on condition that he did not look at her on the journey back from Hades – a condition it proved impossible to fulfil.

 

In Harry Kupfer’s updated version, Orfeo, in leather jacket, trainers and jeans, sees his Euridice die in a street accident. Succumbing to depression, he languishes in Hades – a psychiatric hospital – before taking his electric guitar to charm the beasts in an inner-city concrete jungle. Hans Schavernoch has designed an ingenious set with projected imagery on revolving screens and mirrors. Jochen Kowalski gives a virtuoso performance as the tormented Orfeo, with Gillian Webster as Euridice.


Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck

Cast: Jochen Kowalski, Gillian Webster, Jeremy Budd

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Conductor: Hartmut Haenchen

Production: Harry Kupfer 

The Royal Opera Chorus

A Royal Opera House production

 

Picture: 4:3

Sound: PCM Stereo

Format: NTSC

Region code: 0

Running time: 83 min

Recorded: 1991

Menu: GE/FR/EN

Subtitles: GE/FR/EN/IT/SP

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