Jaroussky, Philippe

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

CD
18 May 2018

Barcode: 0190295707941

Other participants: Amanda Forsythe (Euridice), Emőke Baráth (Amore), I Barocchisti, Diego Fasolis, Coro della Radiotelevisione Svizzera

Star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky continues his exploration of operatic settings of the Orpheus myth with the most famous of the many operas inspired by the story of the Greek poet who searches for his dead wife in the Underworld: Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. It contains one of the world's best-loved operatic arias, Orfeo's restrained, but moving lament, 'Che farò senza Euridice'.

Conducted by Diego Fasolis, his is the world premiere recording of a version of the opera that was performed at the Royal Palace in Naples in 1774, 12 years after Orfeo ed Euridice was staged in Vienna as the first of Gluck's 'reform operas'. In these works Gluck emphasised simplicity of form and directness of expression, consciously rejecting the extravagances of opera seria, which dominated the early 18th century and was typified by convoluted plots and extended showpiece arias.

2017 brought the release on Erato of Jaroussky's own retelling of the myth, La storia di Orfeo, which comprised arias by three Italian composers from the 17th century - Monteverdi, Rossi and Sartorio. His Euridice was the Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth, who in the Gluck opera moves over to the role of Amor, god of love. Euridice is sung in the new recording by the American soprano Amanda Forsythe, who already features in the Erato catalogue alongside Jaroussky in Agostino Steffani's opera Niobe, Regina di Tebe.

In addition to La storia di Orfeo, Diego Fasolis has collaborated with Philippe Jaroussky on Erato recordings of Vinci's Artaserse (audio and video albums), Handel's Faramondo and Pergolesi's Stabat mater.


Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Sinfonia - Allegro con moto  - Philippe Jaroussky 
02 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Ah! se intorno a quest'urna funesta" (Orfeo, Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
03 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Basta, basta, o compagni!" (Orfeo)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
04 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Ballo - Tempo di Minuè  - Philippe Jaroussky 
05 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Ah! se intorno a quest'urna funesta" (bis) [Chorus]  - Philippe Jaroussky 
06 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Chiamo il mio ben così ... Piango il mio ben così" (Orfeo)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
07 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Numi, barbari Numi!" (Orfeo)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
08 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "T'assiste Amore" (Orfeo, Amore)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
09 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Gli sguardi trattieni .... Sai pur che talora" (Amore)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
10 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Che disse? Che ascoltai?" (Orfeo)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
11 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Chi mai dell'Erebo" (Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
12 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Deh placatevi con me" (Orfeo, Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
13 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Misero giovine!" (Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
14 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Mille pene" (Orfeo)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
15 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Ah quale incognito" (Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
16 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Men tiranne" (Orfeo)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
17 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Ah quale incognito" (bis) [Chorus]  - Philippe Jaroussky 
18 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Ballo d'eroi ed eroine negli Elisi - Andantino  - Philippe Jaroussky 
19 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Che puro ciel! ... Euridice dov'è?" (Orfeo, Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
20 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Vieni a' regni del riposo" (Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
21 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: Ballo - Andante  - Philippe Jaroussky 
22 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Anime avventurose" (Orfeo, Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
23 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Torna, o bella, al tuo consorte" (Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
24 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Vieni, segui i miei passi ... Ch'io taccia!" (Orfeo, Euridice)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
25 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Vieni, appaga il tuo consorte ... Grande, o Numi" (Orfeo, Euridice)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
26 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Qual vita è questa mai" (Orfeo, Euridice)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
27 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Senza un addio? ... Ah! Crudel" (Euridice)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
28 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Più frenarmi non posso" (Orfeo, Euridice)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
29 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Che farò senza Euridice" (Orfeo)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
30 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Ma finisca, e per sempre" (Orfeo, Amore)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
31 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Amore che fai?" (Orfeo, Euridice, Amore)  - Philippe Jaroussky 
32 Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Wq. 30: "Trionfi Amore!" (Orfeo, Euridice, Amore, Chorus)  - Philippe Jaroussky 


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