Find release reviews and credits for Gluck: Paride Ed Elena - on AllMusic - 1995 [9][10], In 2014 Essential Opera performed the opera in Toronto and Kitchener, Canada. She writes a reproachful letter, which Eraste hands to Paris. VIDEO. GLUCK, C.W. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Claron McFadden (Elena), Roberta Alexander (Paride), Dorothea Frey (Amore), Kerstin Ganninger (Pallade) Stagione Vocal Ensemble, La, Stagione, Michael Schneider Eventually, through the intervention of Erasto, who reveals himself as Cupid, she gives way, but Pallas Athene (Athena) warns them of sorrow to come. 1:01 PREVIEW Paride Ed Elena: "Sì, spietata. Paris și Elena (titlu original în limba italiană Paride ed Elena ) este o dramă muzicală din 1770 scrisă de Christoph Willibald Gluck a treia operă dintr-o trilogie care mai este formată din Orfeu și … Duello tra Paride e Menelao, riassunto Appunto di italiano che contiene il riassunto del duello tra Paride e Menelao, tratto dall’Iliade, in cui gioca un ruolo di primo piano la figura di Elena In despair Paris pleads with her, and she begins to give way. Elena era la più bella donna del mondo antico, la più famosa, la più amata, ma successivamente anche la più odiata. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Like its predecessors, the libretto was written by Ranieri de' Calzabigi. Paris and Helen’s first meeting, in the Spartan throne room. This is a trick to make her reveal her feelings, and it works. Paride ed Elena (títol original en italià, Paris i Elena) és un dramma per musica en cinc actes amb música de Christoph Willibald Gluck, la tercera de les seves òperes de reforma italianes, posterior a Orfeu ed Euridice i Alceste.Com les seves predecessores, el llibret va ser escrit per Ranieri de' Calzabigi. Capriccio: C60027-2. GLUCK, C.W. Elena (Helen), Queen of Sparta (soprano): Katherina Schindler, Paride (Paris), son of Priam, king of Troy (castrato, now soprano): Giuseppe Millico, Amore (Amor), under the name of Erasto, Helen’s confidante (soprano): Teresa Kurz, Pallade (Pallas Athene) (soprano): Gabriella Tagliaferri, The Scene is first near Sparta, then Sparta in the royal palace. ( Log Out /  Paride Ed Elena: "Non lontana esser già parmi" By Christoph Willibald Gluck Susan Gritton, Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli, Magdalena Kožen á. It was performed in Vienna; the Viennese were, apparently, nonplussed; and, unlike Alceste or Orfeo, it was never staged in nor retooled for France. MP3 • • • Annotate this sheet music. Gluck’s works are intense, subordinating music to drama (anticipating and earning the approval of Wagner), and with memorable tunes to boot. Nevertheless, his operas can be an acquired taste. Aria "Spiagge amate" Paride ed Elena, Wq. The opera was put on in Naples in 1777 but no other productions have been traced until 1901, when it was revived in Prague, and 1905, when it was produced in Hamburg (in German, in a cut version in two acts). It’s hard to say why Gluck didn’t bring Helen to Paris. 6. La información incluida dentro del libro del presente CD informa de esta manera: mientras que Orfeo ed Euridice forma parte del repertorio actual y Alceste (su segunda ópera de reforma) aparece ocasionalmente, Paride ed Elena continua hasta la fecha siendo un tesoro oculto. GLUCK: PARIDE ED ELENA 118842. Arias from the opera that enjoy an independent concert existence include Paris's minor-key declaration of love, "O del mio dolce ardor" (O of my gentle love), in the first act. Paride ed Elena (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpaːride ed ˈɛːlena]; Paris and Helen) is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck. It seems that Gluck did not bring this opera to Paris - he was in Paris from 1773, but it was not performed there at this time. Fu sempre sotto la protezione di Afrodite e la sua bellezza causò una guerra che produsse infiniti lutti e rovine. Gluck, let’s face it, has a reputation. Gluck: Paride ed Elena. Paris starts to doubt his chances of winning Helen; only Venus’s promises still give him hope. Helen asks Paris to sing her a Trojan song, and Paris sings an early version of “Drink to me only with thine eyes”. [8], There have been concert performances from time to time, and one in 1983 was followed by a recording. Not even Pallas Athene, descending from heaven, can make them change their minds; not even the doom of Troy. Love your commentary of this opera! Ora, il Libro Terzo dell’Iliade si apre sui due eserciti che marciano l’uno contro l’altro. "The history of music is not simply the history of masterpieces… Posterity is not always fair and can be fickle, and our keenest hope is that the curiosity of the reader will be attracted to a number of works that merit more than a passing reference in music history." Crystal Manich’s winning and amusing production of Gluck’s Paride ed Elena for Odyssey Opera proved exactly the opposite. Wq.39 Deutsche Grammophon 0289 477 5415 2. Helen of Troy, legend says, was the most beautiful woman in the world – and Gluck’s opera is one of the most beautiful I know. . Magdalena Kozená (Paride), Susan Gritton (Elena), Carolyn Sampson (Amore), Gillian Webster (Pallade) Gabrieli Consort & … Una delle coppie più famose in questo secondo episodio del mio podcast! Bampton Classical Opera Unveils Cast for Upcoming Gluck Production, "Gluck: Paride ed Elena / McCreesh, Kozená, Gritton", International Music Score Library Project,, Articles containing Italian-language text, Articles with International Music Score Library Project links, Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz work identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 January 2021, at 13:29. Those who think opera is passionate melodrama in Italian, ending with a dead soprano, may be nonplussed by Gluck’s eighteenth century treatment of Greek legends. In the wrong hands, even Orfeo ed Euridice, his most popular work, can seem as remote and antiquated (if not downright antediluvian) as Monteverdi’s Orfeo of 1607. Paride ed Elena es la tercera de las llamadas "óperas de reforma" del compositor germano Christoph W. Gluck. "PARIDE ED ELENA" Dramma per musica in cinque atti su libretto di Ranieri de’Calzabigi Prima rappresentazione: Vienna, Burgtheater 3 novembre 1770 Musica di Christoph Willibald Gluck Elena… : Paride ed Elena [Opera] C6 0027. Paris collapses, and Helen sends Eraste for help. The aria "O del mio dolce ardor" was arranged for orchestra by Tchaikovsky in October 1870.[2]. In "Paride ed Elena," all of the roles are sung by female sopranos. He presses his case in a trio and duet…. His second aria is "Spiagge amate" (Beloved shores). The hero Paris is in Sparta, having chosen Aphrodite above Hera and Athena, sacrificing to Aphrodite and seeking, with the encouragement of Erasto, the love of Helen. Di lei si innamora Paride, che la porta con sé a Troia. Paris and Helen watch the Spartan athletes perform gymnastics in the palace courtyard. Lacking the lofty, tragic grandeur of Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste, casting a minor deity as comic relief, and employing a dea ex machina whose dire prophecy undermines rather than effects a … DG Archiv: E4775415. [6], In the UK, the first performance was in Manchester in November 1963. Ernest Newman considered the following duet, which “opposes Helen’s sense of duty to the passion of Paris”, “the finest psychological expression in the whole opera”. About Chandos. Solo quando Troia cade Elena fa ritorno in patria. About Us; Chandos Records is one of the world's premier classical music record companies, best known for … Elena e Paride, una coppia una sciagura. 39: Act II. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. PLAYLIST. – Vincent Giroud, First performed: Burgtheater, Vienna, 3 November 1770. In the second act, again in a minor key, Paris fears that he may lose Helen in "Le belle imagini" (The fair semblance) and in the fourth would prefer death to life without Helen, "Di te scordarmi, e vivere" (To forget you and to live). The opera tells the story of the events between the Judgment of Paris and the flight of Paris and Helen to Troy. The story is simple; it moves in a straight line, without any complications, yet holds the attention throughout. Paris enters, and describes his longing for Helen. 39: Act I. For such an obscure work, Paride ed Elena has been extremely lucky on records. No. Paris and Helen meet at her royal palace and each is struck by the other's beauty. Aria "Di te scordami" Paride ed Elena, Wq. [5] Another production was given at the Mannes College of Music in New York in 1991. About Chandos. Una bellezza fatale a un'intera città La bellissima Elena è la sposa di Menelao, re di Sparta. She calls on him to judge an athletic contest and when asked to sing he does so in praise of her beauty, admitting the purpose of his visit is to win her love. The opera was staged at the Drottningholm Theatre in Stockholm in 1987, with Magdalena Kožená as Paris. BUY TICKETS. Easy to say, replies Paris; has she looked at herself? Buy download online. The role of Paris offers difficulties of casting, written, as it was, for a relatively high castrato voice. 39: Act II. PARIDE ED ELENA Gluck Archiv Produktion 00289 477 5415 (2 CDs) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When I was in my teens and just beginning to collect LPs, there was a wide choice of Gluck recordings--but unfortunately they were all called Orfeo ed Euridice. Scoppia così la guerra tra Greci e Troiani, che provocherà infiniti lutti. Paris persists in pestering the princess. …but Helen, about to yield, orders him to leave and forget her. Paride ed Elena Christoph Willibald Gluck. In the final scene Paris and Helen make ready to embark for Troy. (Presumably this isn’t an authentic historical recreation; the Viennese censor would have raised objections to a nude chorus.) 39: Act II. Paris appears, and Helen at last agrees to go with him to Troy. It is the third of Gluck's so-called reform operas for Vienna, following Alceste and Orfeo ed Euridice, and the least often performed of the three. [20], The critic may have had in mind the concert in Berlin on 28 November 1863 when, "RARE GLUCK OPERA: 'PARIS AND HELEN' IN U. S. PREMIERE", "Gluck Work Has U. S. Bow 183 Years After Vienna Premiere", "The Language of Gluck - Evocation of His Purpose", "Billionaire required for nights of passion", "Paride ed Elena: birthday celebrations for Gluck",,, "Reform romcom: Odyssey Opera's 'Paride ed Elena, "Gluck's Preamble To Trojan War Is Modern In Spirit".