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Gluck: Ezio - Ann Hallenberg (mezzo-soprano); Julian Prégardien (tenor); Max Emanuel Cencic (counter tenor); Mayuko Karasawa (soprano);...
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Gluck wrote his opera seria Ezio in 1750 for production in Prague. (In 1762, after the formal and stylistic breakthroughs of Orfeo ed Euridice, he revised the opera for a Vienna production, but it's the original version that's recorded here.) The opera has many of the characteristics of Italian late Baroque opera; it's essentially a series of arias separated by accompanied recitatives, the formula that the composer reacted against in Orfeo. It's not Gluck at his most innovative or original, but it's a fine example of opera ...

Gluck: Ezio 2011, Virgin Classics

UPC: 5099907092923

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Gluck: Ezio 2011, Virgin Classics

UPC: 825646392612

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