Orfeo ed Euridice CD Release

Iestyn Davies, Sophie Bevan, Rebecca Bottone, David Bates, La Nuova Musica

GLUCK – ORFEO ED EURIDICE

RELEASE OCTOBER 2019

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NOBLE SIMPLICITY AND CALM GRANDEUR

La Nuova Musica presents a new live recording of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, with countertenor star
Iestyn Davies singing the title role. Once created to reinstate the “noble simplicity and calm
grandeur” of ancient Greek culture, the opera continues to delight audiences with its direct and
unpretentious appeal, epitomized by the world-famous aria Che farò senza Euridice. This live
recording presents the original 1762 Vienna premiere version of the opera, with Gluck’s exquisite
evocation of the Elysian Fields from his 1774 Paris version as a small addition.

La Nuova Musica and its artistic director David Bates are among the most exciting young Baroque
ensembles of our times. For their first PENTATONE recording, they work together with three
exceptional vocalists: countertenor Iestyn Davies and sopranos Sophie Bevan and Rebecca Bottone. [Read more…]