Alceste

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Composer:

Christof von Gluck

Librettist:

Leblanc du Roullet | Ranieri di Calzabigi

Premiere:

26 December 1767, Vienna (Burgtheater)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Alceste Synopsis

Libretto:

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Translation(s):

English Italiano

About the opera Alceste

Alceste is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck from 1767. The libretto (in Italian) was written by Ranieri de' Calzabigi and based on the play Alcestis by Euripides. The premiere took place in Vienna.

The second of Gluck's so-called "reform operas" (after Orfeo ed Euridice), it was first performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 26 December 1767. A heavily revised version with a French libretto by Leblanc du Roullet premiered in Paris on 23 April 1776. The opera is usually given in the revised version, although this is sometimes translated into Italian. Both versions are in three acts.

Maria Callas starred as Alceste in an acclaimed production at La Scala in 1954. It was her first collaboration in a stage performance with director Luchino Visconti. A recording of the performance survives which shows the level of accomplishment achieved with the production.

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Roles in Alceste

Alceste Soprano
Admète Tenor
Their two children Silent
Evandre Tenor
High Priest Baritone
Hercule Baritone
Apollon Baritone
Thanathos Bass

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All scenes from Alceste

Arias from Alceste
Duets from Alceste

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Divinites du Styx

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Alceste
2Ove son...Ombre larve

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Alceste
3Grands dieux du destin

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Alceste
4Overture

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 1.01

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: French

Roles:
5Bannis la crainte et les alarmes

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Admeto
6Non sans toi je ne peux plus vivre

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: French

Roles: Admeto
7Ah! malgré moi mon faible coeur partage

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct: 2

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Alceste
8Suivez moi dans le temple

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct:

Type: Voice: Language: French

Roles:
9Non ce n'est point un sacrifice

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: Alceste
10O Dieux qu'allons nous devenir

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct:

Type: duet,choirVoice: S TLanguage: French

Roles:
11Grands Dieux du destin qui m'accable

Opera: AlcesteComposer: GluckAct:

Type: Voice: sopranoLanguage: French

Roles: