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Louise Fryer presents a performance of Gluck's opera Alceste in a French version, with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble Orchestra and Chorus.

Louise Fryer with our opera matinee: Alceste, Gluck's second reform opera in 3 Acts, French version, with Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble Orchestra and Chorus, recorded last year at the Palais Garnier, Paris. Soprano Sophie Koch is Alceste and tenor Yann Beuron, her husband Admete, as they recreate the ancient Greek drama of love, sacrifice and redemption inspired by Euripides.

Alceste, Queen of Thessaly ..... Sophie Koch, soprano
Admete, her husband ..... Yann Beuron, tenor
Evandre, leader of the Pherae people ..... Stanislas de Barbeyrac, tenor
High Priest ..... Jean-Francois Lapointe, baritone
Hercule ..... Franck Ferrari, baritone
Apollon, protector of the house of Admetus ..... Florian Sempey, baritone
Thanathos, an infernal deity ..... Francois Lis, bass
Herald ..... Florian Sempey, baritone,
Coryphee ..... Marie-Adeline Henry

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble Chorus and Orchestra
Marc Minkowski, conductor.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Franz Schubert

    4 Impromptus for piano (D.899) (Op.90), no.4 in A flat major;

    Performer: Paul Lewis.
    • Schubert: Piano Sonatas D.840, 850 & 894, Impromptus D.899: Paul Lewis.
    • Harmonia Mundi.
    • 4.

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