Accentus/Insula Orchestra - "Gluck: 'Orfeo ed Euridice'"

[...]this live recording, made in April 2015 at the Théâtre de Poissy, derives from a concert tour conductor Laurence Equilbey and rising-star countertenor Franco Fagioli had made, drawing freely from material in the later "Paris edition," rewritten for high tenor in 1774--and perforce translated back into Italian. Fagioli does vocally outstanding work in that bravura addition on Disc 1, here "Addio, o miei sospiri," with many challenging cadenzas thrown in; yet his emotional attitude and the orchestra remain rather blank. [...]the spirits who meet him there--the thirty-member chorus Accentus, musical and stylish--don't sound much fiercer or more otherworldly than they did in the opening scene at Euridice's tomb or than they will in the Elysian Fields or when hymning Love's triumph at the end.

Journal Opera News
Year 2016
Volume 80
Issue 8
Pages 51-52

Shengold, David (2016) Recordings/Video: Accentus/Insula Orchestra - "Gluck: 'Orfeo ed Euridice'". In: Opera News, Vol. 80, No. 8, pp. 51-52. Available at


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