Lyric Opera of Chicago: Gluck’s “Orphée et Eurydice” (DVD/Blu-ray) (PBS Great Performances)

Artist: Lyric Opera of Chicago
Conductor: Harry Bicket
Label: C Major

One of operas most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Lyric presents “Orphée et Eurydice” in the Paris version, which contains thrilling ballet sequences that will come to vivid life under the direction and choreography of the legendary John Neumeier. Lyrics production stars Dmitry Korchak as Orphée with Andriana Chuchman as Eurydice and Lauren Snouffer as Amour. The Chicago Tribune deemed the production triumphant and miraculously fresh and alive. The production features Glucks reworking of the original German opera into a French-language production featuring ballet. To hear [Glucks] songful art pour out uninterrupted[is] to understand the overwhelming power of melody. (New York Times)

Genre: Vocal/Opera