Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice (Opus Arte)

Dame Janet Baker’s unparalleled stage performance of Orfeo makes a triumphant return to the catalogues [PCG]

LOpera de Paris Malibran CDRG215

The Paris Opera 1900-1960 (Malibran Music)

Ten very well-filled discs documenting six glorious decades at the Paris Opera [RMo]

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Gluck: Écho et Narcisse (Chateau de Versailles)

This recording is superb in every respect; nobody is likely to be disappointed by either the singing or the music [GF]

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Gluck: Alceste (Pristine Audio)

A fine transfer of Flagstad’s farewell to the Metropolitan in a performance of great dignity [RMo]

Legacy Chauvin V7259

Legacy (Naïve)

An imaginative programme, given fine performances [DJB]

A guide to the best recordings of Gluck’s operas

by Ralph Moore

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Magdalena Kožená (mezzo-soprano) Le Belle Immagini (Deutsche Grammophon)

(Déjà Review) A disc that should be bought even by those who resist hype on principle [CH]