Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice

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COMPOSERS: Gluck
LABELS: EMI
WORKS: Orphée et Eurydice
PERFORMER: Kozˇená; Bender, Petibon; ORR/John Eliot Gardiner; dir. Robert Wilson (Paris, 2000)
CATALOGUE NO: 216 5779

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In Robert Wilson’s production neo-Expressionist gesture outlaws simple human emotions. But Gardiner and his orchestra are in fine fettle and Kožená an affecting Orphée despite the Frankenstein make-up. Christopher Cook