Gluck

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Oh bienheureuse Iphigenia!

It seems that Iphigénie en Tauride, one of Gluck‘s great masterpieces, is enjoying a revival. After several fine productions, it is now the Opéra Comédie de Montpellier that is hosting the lyrical tragedy from 19 to 23 April 2023, directed by Rafael R. Villalobos. After the great success of Hamlet at the Opéra national de […]

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Marie-Nicole Lemieux twice an enchantress

While the Chorégies d’Orange is focusing on her Carmen this summer, Marie-Nicole Lemieux will first enchant the Philharmonie de Paris on 9 January 2023, with the ensemble Les Épopées (then on 11 January at Bozar in Brussels). They present their new programme entitled ‘Enchantress’, in which the superb mezzo tackles the great tragic heroines such […]

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The Gluck Renaissance, already back!

A real craze or a coincidence of the calendar, it seems that Gluck’s operas are arousing new interest in Paris. After Jakub Józef Orliński‘s magnificent Orfeo (at the TCE), and Julien Chauvin‘s surprising and successful exhumation of Iphigénie en Aulide (at Soissons and at the TCE), there are two titles soon to be performed that […]

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Towards the Gluck Renaissance ?

Julien Chauvin, the Concert de la Loge and the Chantres du Centre de musique baroque de Versailles, in partnership with the CMBV, are mobilising to revive C. W. Gluck’s Iphigénie en Aulide, first in Soissons (on 2 October 2022 at the Cité de la musique et de la danse de Soissons as part of the […]