Gluck’s Alceste

Filmed live in 2015 at the Teatro La Fenice in Venice. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Libretto by Ranieri Simone Francesco Maria de ‘Calzabigi, after <i>Alceste</i> by Euripides. Opera in three acts with a running time of approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Pier Luigi Pizzi’s new prestigious production of <i>Alceste</i> by Christoph Willibald Gluck to mark the three hundredth anniversary of the composer’s birth (Erasbach, Baveria 1714 – Vienna 1787).  Musical direction will be by Guillaume Tourniaire with Carmela Remigio as Alceste and Marlin Miller as Admeto.

An exponent of early Viennese classicism, Christoph Willibald Gluck played a decisive role in the reform and simplification of opera seria, which was suffering a period of decline in the eighteenth century. A key piece in this reform, together with the more famous<i> Orfeo ed Euridice </i>is<i> Alceste</i>, which portrays. The god is moved by this act of extreme devotion and allows the woman to return from the underworld.

The event is finished.


Sep 29, 2018


2:00 pm - 11:50 pm
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center


Adelphi University Performing Arts Center
1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

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