Publisher description for Orfeo ed Euridice / Christoph Willibald Gluck ; [libretto by Raniero Calzabigi] ; edited by Hermann Abert.


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Splendid operatic retelling of the Orpheus legend in a series of elegant, dramatic musical tableaux. First produced in 1762, the opera possesses a melodic grace and stately magnificence that have made it one of the favorites of the repertoire. Reprinted from the authoritative full-score edition originally published in the Denkmaler der Tonkunst in Österreich. Lists of characters and instruments.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Operas Scores, Orpheus (Greek mythology) Drama, Eurydice (Greek mythology) Drama