CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1714-1787): Ezio.
Catalogue Number: 10J030
Label: Coviello Classics
Reference: COV 20713
Description: Another opportunity to hear Gluck before his "reform opera" days. This dramma per musica is set in the late 5th century just before the fall of the Roman empire dates from 1750 (and was successful enough for Gluck to have revised it for a 1763 revival). It shows the composer as a consummate master of opera seria with its elaborate structure of da capo arias and recitatives in a style moving from late baroque to galant. 3 CDs. Italian-English libretto. Max Emanuel Cencic, Matthias Rexroth (countertenors), Mariselle Martinez (mezzo), Netta Or (soprano), Neue Düsseldorfer Hofmusik; Andreas Stoehr.