Orfeo ed Euridice

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Christof von Gluck


Ranieri Calzabigi


Italian Version: 5 October 1762, Vienna (Burgtheat




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About the opera Orfeo ed Euridice

Orfeo ed Euridice (French version: Orphée et Eurydice; English translation: Orpheus and Eurydice) is an opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck based on the myth of Orpheus, set to a libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. It belongs to the genre of the azione teatrale, meaning an opera on a mythological subject with choruses and dancing. The piece was first performed at Vienna on 5 October 1762. Orfeo ed Euridice is the first of Gluck's "reform" operas, in which he attempted to replace the abstruse plots and overly complex music of opera seria with a "noble simplicity" in both the music and the drama.
The opera is the most popular of Gluck's works, and one of the most influential on subsequent German opera. Variations on its plot—the underground rescue-mission in which the hero must control, or conceal, his emotions—include Mozart's The Magic Flute, Beethoven's Fidelio and Wagner's Das Rheingold.
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Roles in Orfeo ed Euridice

Orfeo Tenor or Mezzo-Soprano
Amore Soprano
Euridice Soprano

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All scenes from Orfeo ed Euridice

Arias from Orfeo ed Euridice
Duets from Orfeo ed Euridice

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Dalla cetra tuaOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariasopranoItalianAmore
2Gli sguardi trattieniOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariasopranoItalianAmore
3Si les doux accords de la tyreOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariasopranoItalianAmore
4Oh! transport oh! desordre extremeOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
5Soumis au silenceOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
6Addio o miei sospiriOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
7Chiamo il mio ben cosiOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
8Amours viens rendre a mon ameOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
9Introduction ChoirOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck1.01choirn/aItalian
10Quel nouveau cielOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
11Men tiranna voi saresteOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
12Mille peneOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
13Euredice va paraitreOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2n/aItalian
14Laissez vous toucher par mes pleursOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2aria,choirmezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
15E quest'asilo ameno e gratoOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2aria,choirsopranoItalianEuridice
16Che puro cielOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
17Deh! placatevi con meOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
18Chi mai dell'EreboOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck2n/aItalian
19Qual vita e questa maiOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck3sopranoItalian
20Fortune ennemieOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck3ariasopranoItalianEuridice
21Tendre amourOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck3trioS T/Mz SItalianAmore/Orfeo/Euridice
22Su e con me vieni o caraOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck3duetS T/MzItalianEuridice/Orfeo
23L'amour triompheOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck3trioT/Mz S SItalianOrfeo/Euridice/Amore
24Che faro senza EuridiceOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck3ariamezzo or tenorItalianOrfeo
25Che fiero momentoOrfeo ed EuridiceGluck3duetS T/MzItalianEuridice/Orfeo
26Qu'entends jeOrfeo ed EuridiceGluckariamezzoItalian
27Se per entro alla nera forestaOrfeo ed EuridiceGlucktenorItalian
28Ahime! dove trascorsiOrfeo ed EuridiceGlucktenorItalian
29Cerco il mio ben cosiOrfeo ed EuridiceGluckariacontraltoItalian
30Ah! di si nobil almaOrfeo ed EuridiceGlucktenorItalian