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Orfeo ed Euridice / Orphée et Eurydice*

Composer:
Christophe Willibald Gluck
Original Language:
Italian
Librettist:
Raniero da Calzabigi
Description:
Opera in Three Acts
Notes:

* The French version, in three acts by Gluck to a libretto by Pierre Louis Moline after Calzabigi, opened in Paris at the Opéra on August 2, 1774.

Time:
Mythological Times
Place:
Thrace and the Underworld
Role Voice Part Classification
Orfeo Contralto or Countertenor** L
Euridice Soprano F
Amore Soprano F
** In the 1774 version, Gluck revised the role of Orphée to be sung by a Tenor. The other two roles remained Sopranos.
 
Minimum Chorus:  12
Divisi:  SATB