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The choir propels much of the action in the first two acts, and Gluck’s shyx settings are particularly elegant, taking advantage of the French language’s smooth rhythms, although the writing is rather static in its sad dignity.

Admetus’ friend Hercules arrives and promises to conquer death on his behalf, and travels to Hades. Le feste d’Apollo and Orfeo ed Euridice Revised versions. For Millico, Gluck’s favourite singer divunites intimate friend, the composer had already transposed up the originally contralto role of Orfeo in the first Italian performance of Orfeo ed Euridiceat Parma in cf.: PDF scanned by archive.

Queen Alceste believes she is the victim Apollo has in mind, but declares she will surrender her life only for love.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Arranger Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz The people, sorrowing again, prepare the royal couple’s children for sacrifice in their place.

Italian Original Version [11]. Some of the changes were made syyx the advice of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, one of Gluck’s greatest French admirers.

Arranger Gustav Friedrich Kogelpiano reduction. LitolffCollection Litolff, n. The opera is usually given in the revised version, although this is sometimes translated into Italian.


The Metropolitan Opera has presented Alceste in three different seasons, with four sopranos starring in a total ru eighteen performances. Having said good-bye to Alceste, Admeto decides to follow her into death. When Gluck published the score of Alceste inhe added a preface written by Calzabigi, which set out their ideals for operatic reform.

Arranger Paul Klengel — Admetus does not realize that Alceste has volunteered to die in his place, and idvinites wife won’t give herself up until the record is set straight. Alceste also has no role for the castrato voice, although Gluck would return to using a castrato in his next opera, Paride ed Elenadivinktes even rewrite the tenor role of Admetus for the soprano castrato Giuseppe Millicoin the revival of Alceste in Vienna. Alceste Admeto Alceste The people celebrate the king’s recovery.

In a dense forest dedicated to the gods of the underworld, Ismene asks Alceste why she is leaving her husband and children.

Alceste (Gluck) – Wikipedia

Maria Callas starred as Alceste in a production at La Scala in which was recorded. The god Apollo refuses their animal sacrifice, proclaiming that Admetus will live only if another person is sacrificed in his place.

Both versions are in three acts. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Meanwhile, Alceste has already arrived at the gates of hell; Admetus tsyx to dissuade her, but she is sacrificing herself for love, rather than as some heroic act. However, Alceste says good-bye to the children. Alceste tells Ismene of her intentions. Meanwhile, Admeto has a sstyx recovery to the joy of all Thessaly. This causes great consternation. There were four more performances that season, two starring Lawrence and two starring Rose Bampton.


This page was last edited on 10 Octoberat Dj Title Alceste Alt ernative. The work ends with a joyful chorus.

Apollo arrives, promises Hercules immortality, and leaves Admetus and Alceste in a world that seems devoid of death. She dies, but Hercules rescues her—except that now Alceste seems nearly insane. Editor Pierre Gouin – Contact. Evandro calls upon all to pray to the oracle at the temple of Apollo. A herald announces to the sivinites of Thessaly that King Admeto is gravely ill and that there is little hope. Alceste joins them and asks Apollo for pity. Theodore ThomasEnglish and German texts.

Maria Callas:Divinités Du Styx Lyrics

Theatre of the Palais-Royal French version B. Then the heavens open, Apollo descends and proclaims that the gods divinitss given them their lives as a reward for their steadfast love. Retrieved from ” https: The oracle says Admeto can be rescued if another voluntarily sacrifices his life. The people lament the approaching death of Alceste. Editor Max Spicker Pieces based on Alceste. Ending re-written by Weingartner.

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Giovanni Tomaso de trattnern, Alceste 8 May on operatoday. Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3. The overture is stately, noble, and tragic, looking ahead to some of Mozart’s minor-key works.