CVS095 - 2CD - Echo et Narcisse

Gluck - Echo et Narcisse

Hervé Niquet and the Concert Spirituel brilliantly resurrect Gluck's ultimate work. This work, once scorned for its pastoral style, is a tribute to the splendour of the French tradition. A refined work finally brought out of oblivion.More details

Echo & Narcisse 
Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

Lyric drama in a prologue and three acts to a libretto by M. de Tschudi based on Ovid's Metamorphoses, premiered at the Royal Academy of Music in Paris in 1779.

Adriana Gonzàlez. Cyrille Dubois. Myriam Leblanc. Sahy Ratia. Cécile Achille. Adèle Carlier. Laura Jarrel. Lucie Edel

Le Concert Spirituel 
Hervé Niquet,

After five triumphs at the Paris Opéra, Chevalier Gluck, reformer of French opera and protégé of Maris-Antoinette, created his last work in 1779 : Echo et Narcisse, based on Ovid's Metamorphoses. Adopting the style of a pastoral, it was spurned by the public at its premiere, but is a tribute to the splendour of the French tradition. With the support of the Fondation Etrillard, Hervé Niquet has resurrected Gluck's last opus, in which the fates of the nymph Echo, who repeats the last word she hears ad infinitum, and the proud Narcissus, condemned to love only his own reflection, intertwine : two perfectly Baroque myths ! 

Recorded from October 20th to 23rd 2022 at the Royal Opera of the Château de Versailles.


Booklet French/English/German - Duration:  CD 59'38

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