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Christoph Willibald Gluck: Alceste

Angela Denoke (Alceste), Paul Groves (Admète), Willard White (senior priest Apollos), Thomas Oliemans (Hercule), Fernando Radó (Orakel), Magnus Staveland (Évandre) and Isaac Galàn (Apollon)
Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra
Ivor Bolton

In the Gluck-Year 2014 the Teatro Real in Madrid celebrated the outstanding success of the esteemed director Krysztof Warlikowski’s newly produced staging of „Alceste“, under the musical baton of Ivor Bolton. (Premiers on the 7th of February 2014). A sumptuous hall, a sovereign aristocrat, an explosive TV-Interview. The role of Alceste displayed to the audience of Madrid, strongly resembles the personage of Lady Diana…Featuring the celebrity cast of: Angela Denoke as Alceste, Paul Groves as Admète and Willard White as senior priest Apollos. Furthermore with Thomas Oliemans (Hercule), Fernando Radó (Orakel), Magnus Staveland (Évandre) and Isaac Galàn (Apollon). The „Parisian-version“ in French, celebrated world- premiere in 1777, ten years after the debut premiere. The new „must have“ disc for every fan of Gluck (apart from the legendary Gardiner/Wilson DVD (EMI 1999)). Warlikowski‘s theatre circulates around the depths and secrets of love and desire and drills its arrows into the viewers flesh, so that the pain shall relieve the head and the heart. Die Zeit

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NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Total running time
150 mins
English, French, German
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