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Orfeo ed Euridice by Jaroussky Main Events 2018, Classical music and Opera

For centuries now, Greek myths and legends have provided inspiration for artists, writers and musicians; with their tragic tales, intense emotions and enduring life lessons, these classic stories remain as relevant for audiences today as two millennia ago. Once such example of this is Christoph Willibald Gluck's adaptation of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice, which he wrote in the 1760s. The work was the start of a new departure in the work of the German composer, heavily influenced as it was by French opera and a desire to move away from the Italian school and return opera to its simpler origins and focus on human drama and passions. Taking the male title role is Philippe Jaroussky. The French baritone triumphed at the Palau de la Música Catalana last season with his interpretation of Bach's Cantantes and now returns to take on the challenge of playing Orpheus.

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