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A spectacular television production of the 1774 French version of the opera, with a tenor Orpheus. As produced by the Montreal studios of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the cast stars Léopold Simoneau (Orphée), Pierrette Alarie (Eurydice), and Claire Gagnier (Amour). Designed, staged, and choreographed by Ludmilla Chiriaeff in the style of the French 18th century, and featuring dancers of the Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. The Chorus and Orchestre de Radio-Canada is under the direction of Otto-Werner Mueller. Optional subtitles in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.
B&W, 88 minutes, 4:3, All regions
ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi
Translated by Pierre-Louis Moline
Orphée - Léopold Simoneau
Eurydice - Pierrette Alarie
Amour - Claire Gagnier
Chorus and Orchestre de Radio-Canada
Otto-Werner Mueller, conductor
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