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ARMIDE (Premiere), Vienna State Opera , 16 October 2016 - 18:30
Event DetailsCategory: Operas Event: ARMIDE (Premiere) Date/Time: 16 October 2016 - 18:30 Venue: Vienna State Opera Address: Opernring 2, 1010 Wien / Vienna (Map)
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DescriptionThe works of Christoph Willibald Gluck were still a popular feature of the programme at the Vienna Court Opera until the end of the 19th century. However, for decades thereafter local audiences remained completely unaware of these highly acclaimed masterpieces. However, Gluck was subsequently able to win back the place he deserved as a result of the renaissance of leading composers of the 17th and 18th centuries. Following Alceste, the Wiener Staatsoper has now revived Armide, another late Gluck opera, and incorporated it into the repertoire. At the centre of this heroic drama – first performed in Paris in 1777 – is Armide, a sorceress consumed by her hopeless love for Renaud. Gluck enchantingly unfolds to his audience a modern and multifaceted psychological drama about a woman simultaneously filled with both love and hatred.
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