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Alceste Gluck

classical music • opera • heart-breaking • married life • royalty & rulers
  • Filmed Performance
  • YouTube
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Free

At death’s door, a beloved king is doomed unless someone takes his place. So then his wife resolves to sacrifice herself to save him. Christoph Willibald Gluck composed his reform opera Alceste not once, but twice. In La Fenice’s production of the lesser-known original Italian version, director Pier Luigi Pizzi strips the action down to the bare emotional drama of Alceste’s sacrifice.

  • Duration
    2 hours 36 minutes

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