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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Jennifer Larmore Sings "Che faro senza Euridice" from Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice


The third production of the COC Spring Season opens this Sunday with Gluck's Orfeo ed Euridice. This is arguably the greatest opera in the Baroque repertoire and certainly one of the most popular.  The COC production comes from the Lyric Opera of Chicago, directed by Canadian Robert Carsen. The role of Orfeo is taken by countertenor Lawrence Zazzo.  Another well known American counter tenor David Daniels is a noted Orfeo, and he sang in this very production opposite the Euridice of Isabel Bayrakdarian in Chicago.  However, Orfeo is most often sung by low mezzo voices the likes of Marilyn Horne and Stephanie Blythe, although lyric mezzos like Dame Janet Baker and Teresa Berganza also had great success as Orfeo.  Here is another wonderful singer, mezzo Jennifer Larmore, singing the famous aria "Che faro senza Euridice." 

- Joseph K. So

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