Gluck: Alceste

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Gluck: Alceste

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Gluck: Alceste


Jonas Degerfeldt, tenor; Justin Lavender, tenor; Lars Martinsson, baritone; Teresa Ringholz, Miriam Treichl, soprano

Drottningholm Theatre Orchestra; Drottningholm Theatre Chorus, Arnold Ostman

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Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste

Intrada

Act I Scene I: Recitativo - Popoli che dolenti

Act I Scene I: Coro - Ah, di questo afflitto regno

Act I Scene I: Aria di Pantomima

Act I Scene I: Recitativo - Amorosi vassilli

Act I Scene I: Coro - Ah, di questo afflitto regno

Act I Scene I: Recitativo - Tacete

Act I Scene II: Coro - Missero Admeto

Act I Scene II: Recitativo - Popoli di Tessaglia

Act I Scene II: Aria e Duetto - Io non chiedo, eterni Dei

Act I Scene II: Coro - Miseri figli!

Act I Scene II: Recitativo - Non si perda, o miei fidi

Act I Scene II: Coro - Ah, di questo afflitto regno

Act I Scene III: Ballo (Moderato)

Act I Scene III: Gran sacerdote e coro - Dilegua il nero turgbine

Act I Scene III: Recitativo - A te, Nume del Giorno

Act I Scene III: Coro - Dilegua il nero turbine

Act I Scene III: Recitativo - Sospendete, oh ministri

Act I Scene IV: Ballo (Moderato)

Act I Scene IV: Recitativo - Nume, eterno, immortal

Act I Scene IV: Coro - Dilegua il nero turbine

Act I Scene IV: Recitativo - I tuoi prieghi, oh regina

Act I Scene IV: Oracolo - Il re morra

Act I Scene IV: Coro - Che annunzio funesto... Fuggiamo

Act I Scene V: Recitativo - Ove son, che ascoltai?

Act I Scene V: Aria - Ombre, larve, compagne di morte

Act I Scene VI: Recitativo - Ah, t'affretta, oh regina

Act I Scene VII: Coro - E non s'offerse alcuno?

Act I Scene VII: Coro - Chi serve e chi regna

Act II Scene I: Recitativo - Ferma. Perche abbandoni

Act II Scene I: Aria - Parto, ma senti!

Act II Scene II: Recititavo - Parti, sola restai

Act II Scene II: Aria - Chi mi parla?

Act II Scene II: Coro e Recitativo - E vuoi morire, oh misera

Act II Scene II: Aria - Dunque vieni

Act II Scene II: Recitativo - Uditemi, fermate!

Act II Scene II: Aria - Non vi turbate, no

Act II Scene II: Pantomima de' Numi infernali

Act II Scene III: Coro - Dal lieto soggiorno

Act II Scene III: Ballo

Act II Scene III: Aria - Or che morte il suo furore

Act II Scene III: Ballo

Act II Scene III: Coro - Dal lieto soggiorno

Act II Scene IV: Recitativo - Signor, mai piu sincero

Act II Scene V: Recitativo - Adorata consorte

Act II Scene V: Duetto - Ah perche con quelle lagrime

Act II Scene V: Recitativo - Consorte! Alceste!

Act II Scene V: Aria - No, crudel, non posso vivere

Act II Scene VI: Recitativo - Oh tenerezza! oh amore!

Act II Scene VI: Coro - Oh, come rapida

Act II Scene VI: Recitativo - E il cor non mi si spezza!

Act II Scene VI: Coro - Cosi bella! Cosi giovane!

Act II Scene VI: Aria - Vesta, tu che fosti

Act II Scene VI: Coro - Oh, come rapida

Act II Scene VI: Aria - Oh casto, oh caro nuzial mio letto

Act II Scene VI: Coro - Cosi bella, cosi giovane!

Act II Scene VI: Recitativo - Regina, ecco i tuoi figli

Act II Scene VI: Duetto - Ah mia diletta madre

Act II Scene VI: Recitativo - Figli, diletti figli!

Act II Scene VI: Aria - Ah, per questo

Act II Scene VI: Coro - Oh, come rapida

Act III Scene I: Recitativo - Ah mio fido!

Act III Scene I: Aria - Misero! E che faro!

Act III Scene I: Recitativo - No, si atroce costanza

Act III Scene II: Recitativo - Sposo, Admeto, idol mio!

Act III Scene II: Duetto - Cari figli

Act III Scene II: Terzetto - Ma qual suono di voci tremende

Act III Scene II: Coro - Vieni Alceste

Act III Scene II: Recitativo e Coro - Ahime! Chi mi riscuote!

Act III Scene III: Sinfonia

Act III Scene III: Recitativo - Mori?... Non vive piu?

Act III Scene III: Coro - Piangi, oh patria

Act III Scene III: Solo - Alceste e morta!

Act III Scene III: Coro - Piangi, oh patria

Act III Scene III: Solo - Morte trionfa

Act III Scene III: Coro - Piangi, oh patria

Act III Scene III: Duetto - Ogni virtu piu bella

Act III Scene III: Coro - Piangi, oh patria

Act III Scene IV: Recitativo - Lasciatemi, crudeli

Act III Scena ultima: Sinfonia

Act III Scena ultima: Recitativo - Ameto, in cielo ancora

Act III Scena ultima: Coro - Regna a noi con lieta sorte

Gramophone Classical Music Guide

2010

“Almost all critics of Gluck's two versions of Alceste – the Italian original, first given in Vienna in 1767, and the French revision or recomposition given in Paris in 1776 – regard the latter as superior: musically richer, more flexible, dramatically more persuasive, deeper in its treatment of the emotions and the humanity of the two central characters. But this performance of the Italian version treats the 1767 text on its own terms. Like the original Orfeo, the original Alceste is an opera pared down, in accordance with Gluck's and his librettist Calzabigi's reform principles, to deal with just a single issue: it's concerned exclusively with Alceste's sacrifice of her life to save that of her husband, Admeto, King of Thessaly, and the emotions that each of them and those around them feel. The performance is deftly paced and transparent in its textures.
There's no portentousness about Östman's direction, and the Drottningholm orchestra ensures that the detail of accompanying textures is clearly heard, playing gently and lightly in the dances.
Teresa Ringholz has a voice of modest dimensions, which she uses in a natural way, with little vibrato, firm, surely tuned, clear and well focused. She catches Alceste's increasingly passionate determination, at the close of Act 1, as her resolution to die to save her husband hardens, with its magnificent climax in 'Ombre, larve'. Her controlled manner – there's no outburst of grief when she bids her children farewell at the end of the act, for example – catches well the stylised nature of Gluck's expression.
Justin Lavender, as Admeto, is slightly less successful.
He has a generous tenor – fuller and weightier than that of the other tenor, Jonas Degerfelt, who sings gracefully and also with vitality – and he brings to the music a good deal of passion that occasionally threatens to go beyond the scale of the performance as a whole.
The smaller roles are very adequately done.
This recording conveys effectively the intensity and the integrity of Gluck's vision.”

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