Bampton Classical Opera -- Ella Taylor (Paris) with Lucy Anderson (Helen), 'Paris and Helen' Photograph: Jeremy Gray

Bampton Classical Opera – Gluck’s Paris and Helen

Paris and Helen (Paride ed Elena, 1770) was the third of the ‘Reform’ operas by Gluck and his librettist Raniero da Calzabigi (after Orfeo and Alceste) but it retains some of the aspects of Baroque opera, particularly in the genre’s French form. Although written in Italian for performance in Vienna (and, unlike its operatic siblings, […]

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