CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1714-1787): Arias from the Operas La Semiramide riconosciuta, Ezio, La clemenza di Tito, Antigono, Telemaco, Il re pastore, L'ivrogne corrigé, Orfeo ed Euridice, Alceste, Paride ed Elena, Iphigénie en Aulide and Armide.
Catalogue Number: 08M028
Label: Wigmore Hall Live
Description: We don't normally go in for "highlights" discs but this live recording from six months ago is of very rare Gluck. Each opera is briefly outlined and the aria performed placed within it; at just under 80 minutes, this is a must-have for all 18th century opera collectors (you don't think that all of these operas are going to be recorded complete in the future, do you?). French/Italian-English texts. Soprie Bevan, Ailish Tynan (sopranos), Anna Stéphany (mezzo), Classical Opera Company; Ian Page.