Alceste (Christoph Willibald Gluck): Synopsis, Libretto, Highlights, MIDI, Noten, Sheet Music. Alceste. Musica di. George Frederich Handel. HWV A cura di http://www. Ottobre Ouverture. Alceste, Wq. 37 is an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck from The libretto ( in Italian) was written by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi and based on the play Alcestis.

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Dramma lirico in four acts. Music composed by Giuseppe Verdi. Music composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck. First Performance French version: A herald announces to the people of Thessaly that King Admeto is gravely ill and that there is little hope.

Alceste | Libretto | English Translation |

Evandro calls upon all to pray to the oracle at the temple of Apollo. Alceste joins them and asks Apollo for pity. The oracle says Admeto can be rescued if another voluntarily sacrifices his life.

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This causes great consternation. Alone, Alceste agonizes whether to give her life for that of her husband. In a dense forest dedicated to the gods of the underworld, Ismene asks Alceste why she is leaving her husband and children.

Alceste tells Ismene of her intentions. Meanwhile, Admeto has a miraculous recovery to the joy of all Thessaly. llbretto

Evandro tells him that someone has apparently sacrificed himself for the king. When Alceste appears, he questions her until she confesses. The desperate king hurries into the temple to plead with the gods.

However, Alceste says good-bye to the children. The decision of the gods is not revoked. The people lament the approaching death of Alceste. Having said good-bye to Alceste, Admeto decides to follow her libretto death. Then the heavens open, Apollo descends and proclaims that the gods have given them their lives as a reward for their steadfast love.

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Click here for the complete libretto. Click here for the complete score. Send a link to this article to a friend with an optional message. HamletMoscow Hamlet: Das Liebesverbot, Vienna Das Liebesverbot: Grosse komische Oper in two acts. Lohengrin, Bayreuth Live Opera in three acts.

Words and music by Richard Wagner. Parsifal, Bayreuth Live Parsifal. Operas based on the works of Friedrich von Schiller This theme relates to operas based on the works of Friedrich von Schiller. I puritani I puritaniopera seria in three acts Vincenzo Bellini: Zaira Zaira, Tragedia lirica in two acts. Lucrezia Borgia Lucrezia Borgia: Melodramma in a prologue and two acts.

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La Esmeralda La Esmeralda: Ernani — Florence Ernani: Dramma lirico in four parts. Tragic opera in 3 acts. Librerto — La Scala Otello: Streaming Audio Christoph Willibald Gluck: Classical Pherae, Thessaly Synopsis: Act I A herald announces to the people of Thessaly that King Admeto is gravely ill and that there is little hope. Act II In a dense forest dedicated to the gods of the underworld, Ismene asks Alceste why she is leaving her husband and children.

Act III The decision of the gods is not revoked. Send to a friend Send a link to this article to alcdste friend with an optional message. No part of this website may be reproduced entirely without expressed written permission.