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Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–87)Genre: Opera
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  • Anne Sofie von Otter, Paul Groves

    Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner

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  • Maurits Sillem (harpsichord), Philip Gelling (bass), Maldwyn Davies (tenor), Janet Baker (mezzo-soprano), John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone), Matthew Best (bass), Robert Tear (tenor), Jonathan Summers (baritone)

    Royal Opera House Orchestra at Covent Garden, Royal Opera Chorus, Charles Mackerras

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  • Rose Bampton (Alceste), René Maison (Admète), Leonard Warren (High Priest), George Cehanovsky (Herald), Alessio De Paolis (Evandre), Arthur Kent (Voice of Apollon), Marita Farell (Woman), Maxine Stellman, Helen Olheim, Wilfred Engelman (Leaders of the People)

    New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra...

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  • Maria Callas (Alceste), Renato Gavarini (Admète), Paolo Silveri (Grand Prêtre d'Apollon), Rolando Panerai (Apollon), Giuseppe Zampieri (Evandre), Nicola Zaccaria (La voix de l'Oracle), Silvio Maionica (Dieu infernal), Enrico Campi (Un Héraut)

    Teatro alla Scala, Carlo Maria Giulini

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  • Vienna version

    Jessye Norman (Alceste), Nicolai Gedda (Admète), Tom Krause (Grand Prêtre d'Apollon), Bernd Weikl (Apollon), Robert Gambill (Evandre) & Siegmund Nimsgern (Hercule), Roland Bracht (La voix de l'Oracle), Kurt Rydl (Dieu infernal)

    Bavarian State Choir & Symphony Orchestra, Serge Baudo

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  • Jonas Degerfeldt, tenor, Justin Lavender, Lars Martinsson, baritone, Teresa Ringholz, Miriam Treichl, soprano

    Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra, Drottningholm Theatre Chorus, Arnold Ostman

    Almost all critics of Gluck's two versions of Alceste – the Italian original, first given in Vienna in 1767, and the French revision or recomposition given in Paris in 1776 – regard the latter... More…

    3 CDs

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  • Vienna version

    Kirsten Flagstad (Alceste), Raoul Jobin (Admeto), Alexander Young (Evandro), Marion Lowe (Ismene), Thomas Hemsley (Sommo Pontifice/Apollo/Infernal Spirit), Joan Clark (Eumelo), Rosemary Thayer (Aspasia), James Atkins (Herald/Oracle)

    The Geraint Jones Singers and Orchestra, Geraint Jones

    It would not be idle to assert that Flagstad sounds like a young woman. Her top notes are strained and her intonation is often shaky. But she handles the words effectively enough to make you... More…

    3 CDs

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  • Catherine Naglestad (Alceste), Donald Kaasch (Admète), Bernhard Schneider (Evandre), Catriona Smith (Le Coryphée), Johan Rydh (Grand Prêtre d'Apollon/Dieu infernal), Nam Soo Kim (La voix de l'Oracle), Motti Kastón (Apollon), Michael Ebbecke (Hercule), Wolfgang Probst (Un Héraut)

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    Naglestad's Alceste is passionate and torn, voluptuous of voice and compelling on stage. Carydis delivers wonderfully tasteful, intelligent Gluck, full of detail and exquisitely phrased. The... More…

    DVD Video

    Original price ($27.00) Reduced price $21.50

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  • Dorothea Röschmann (Alceste), Charles Castronovo (Admète), Michael Nagy (High Priest of Apollo), Bayerische Staatsoper, Antonello Manacorda

    The chorus and orchestra under Antonello Manacorda are fine, as is Tiziano Mancini’s video direction More…

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  • Remastered Recordings 1949–1964

    Maria Callas (soprano), Gino Bechi (Nabucco), Maria Callas (Abigaille), Amalia Pini (Fenena), Gino Sinimberghi (Ismaele), Iginio Riccò (Gran Sacerdote), Luciano della Pergola (Abdallo), Silvana Tenti (Anna), Rolando Panerai (Amfortas), Africo Baldelli (Parsifal), Maria Callas (Kundry), Boris Christoff...

    Perhaps the most thrilling of all the sets is the performance from Berlin of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor…The encored Sextet is phenomenal, the Mad Scene even more so…Callas was a passionate... More…

    42 CDs + 3 Blu-rays

    Original price ($150.75) Reduced price $90.50

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