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Gluck: Orphée & Eurydice

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE

Opéra dansé by Pina Bausch
sung in German

 

PINA BAUSCH Choreographer & Director

MARIA RICCARDA WESSELING Orphée
JULIA KLEITER Eurydice
SUNHAE IM Amor

LES ÉTOILES, LES PREMIERS DANSEURS
ET LE CORPS DE BALLET DE L’OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS

BALTHASAR NEUMANN CHOIR
BALTHASAR NEUMANN ENSEMBLE
THOMAS HENGELBROCK

DVD recording from the  Opéra National de Paris
Palais Garnier 2008

 

“The musical playing of this production made you hear it anew. I attended both Friday’s and Saturday’s performances and was shaken by the music each time. Thomas Hengelbrock conducted the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble: sonorities for brass and strings were electrifying.” NEW YORK TIMES

“At least as important as the stage action is the music, which Thomas Hengelbrock and his own ensemble invested with a searingly magnificent intensity that told of relentless suffering.” DIE WELT

“The production’s other trump card may be found in the orchestra pit in the form of the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock. This conductor is in a league of his own when it comes to communicating a sensual vocal quality to his instrumentalists and in that way laying at his singers’ feet the most beautiful of all treasures.” LA TERRASSE

“Excellent: the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble and Choir under Thomas Hengelbrock. Dance and music really become one and create images that continue to resonate at length in the spectator’s inner ear and eye.” OPER & TANZ