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Christoph Willibald Gluck – Paride Ed Elena

Christoph Willibald Gluck – Paride Ed Elena

Recorded in 1992.

About this Opera:
Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen) is an opera by Gluck, the third and final of his Italian reformist works, following Orfeo ed Euridice and Alceste. Paride ed Elena encompasses the events between The Judgment of Paris and the flight of Paris and Helen to Troy and, like its predecessors, its libretto was written by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi. It was premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 3 November 1770.

Track List:
cd1:
01. Ouverture (4:31)
02. ATTO PRIMO – SCENA – Non sdegnare, o bella Venere (6:11)
03. Dall’aurea sua stella (2:36)
04. Spiagge amate, ove talora (2:29)
05. SCENA SECONDA – Stranier, la mia Regnia (4:04)
06. Ma Chi Sei!?! (2:57)
07. SCENA TERZA – Felice te, che possessor sarai (1:06)
08. Nell’idea ch’ei volge in mente (2:46)
09. Ballo (6:58)
10. ATTO SECONDO – SCENA PRIMA – Si presenti, mivegga di Priamo il figlio (7:39)
11. SCENA SECONDA – Regina! Oh Dei! (4:04)
12. Forse piu dúna belta (1:06)
13. SCENA TERZA – Tutto qui mi sorprende (4:17)
14. La belle immagini d’un dolce amore (3:04)
15. ATTO TERZO – Prence, la tua presenza il popolo di Sparta (1:15)
16. Negli strali, nell’arco possente (2:38)
17. Non piu! L’eroe trojano, illustri atleti (0:50)
cd2:
01. Per te, signor (2:12)
02. Quegli occhi belli (9:48)
03. Ah ferma! Ah senti! (3:24)
04. Mi fugge spietata (1:46)
05. Maestoso (8:23)
06. ATTO QUARTO – SCENA PRIMA – Temerario! E non basta (4:15)
07. SCENA SECONDA – Si, spietata, s’accende (9:18)
08. SCENA TERZA – Di te scordarmi, e vivere! (4:15)
09. SCENA QUARTA – Lo temei: non mi sento (4:44)
10. ATTO QUINTO – SCENA PRIMA – Elena a me s’asconde! (3:54)
11. Donzelle semplici, no, non credete (2:17)
12. Consolati, oh Regina! (3:36)
13. SCENA TERZA – T’inganni, il tuo destino (6:32)
14. Sempre a te saro fedele! (2:41)
15. SCENA ULTIMA – Viene al mar, tranquilla e l’onda (3:15)
16. Presto fugge la belta (2:58)

The Players:

(Josh Bennett singing “Spiagge Amate” in the Brendle Recital Hall of Wake Forest University)

Stereo, DDD, mp3, 320 kbps, 304.07 Mb, 2 hours 11 minutes. Covers, info & synopsis included.

Part1 —–  Part2 —–  Part3 —–  Part4

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