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Gluck, Orfeo ed Euridice album, Naxos Anne-Christine Biel, Maya Boog, Kerstin Avemo Drottningholm Theatre Chorus and Orchestra Arnold Ostman

Another from Naxos series of Opera classics. This is the Vienna version from 1762.

This opera is said to be part of the start of a change in the direction of opera itself... from 'Metastasian opera seria in favour of a new simplicity and a measure of dramatic realism'.

For those who find Bel Canto too overblown, this time of opera is a very good place to explore to find some enjoyment in the genre. And this is a very nice example of that time. (Count K)

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