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Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - Amanda Forsythe (soprano); Emoke Baráth (soprano); Philippe Jaroussky (counter tenor);...
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  1. Orfeo ed Euridice (Italian version), opera in 3 acts, Wq. 30
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The prime attraction of this Erato release is the presence of French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky, who is in fine voice, his presence alone is reason enough for Jaroussky fans to go out and buy it. Beyond this, however, there's a more arcane draw: the album presents Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice in a previously unheard and little-known version. Gluck modified and adapted Orfeo ed Euridice several times, including reworking it entirely for French-language presentation in Paris in 1774. What's heard here is a different ...