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Christoph Willibald Gluck

German opera composer
(1714-87)




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Gluck operas include: Orfeo ed Eurydice (Orpheus and Eurydice), Alceste, Paride ed Elena (Paris and Helen), Iphigénie en Aulide (Iphigenia in Aulis), and Iphigénie en Tauride (Iphigenia in Tauris).




Christoph Willibald von Gluck


Orphee (Orfeo ed Eurydice) (by C W von Gluck), Paris, 1774 edition (Gluck)

Illustration from the frontispiece of Orphée, the 1764 Paris edition of the opera, Orfeo ed Eurydice, by
Christoph Willibald von Gluck


Orpheus and Eurydice, an opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck (image)

A scene from Gluck's opera, Orfeo ed Euridice (Orpheus and Eurydice), is shown on this 1993 stamp from San Marino.

The Italian quotation on the stamp reads: Che farò senza Euridice? Dove andrò senza il mio ben? (What shall I do without Euridice? Where will I go without my love?).

These are the opening words of the opera's famous aria entitled "Che farò senza Euridice?" (What shall I do without Eurydice?). This aria is also known by its French title, "J'ai perdu mon Eurydice" ("I have lost my Eurydice?).





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Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of Christoph Willibald Gluck, his music, activities, friends and family, and the various places where the composer lived and wrote.

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