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The people lament the approaching death of Alceste. Apollo arrives, promises Hercules immortality, and leaves Admetus and Alceste in a world that seems devoid of death. In a dense forest dedicated to the gods of the underworld, Ismene asks Alceste why she is leaving her husband and children.

Giovanni Tomaso de trattnern, Queen Alceste believes she is the victim Apollo has in mind, but declares she will surrender her life only for love. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Alceste, Wq.44 (Gluck, Christoph Willibald)

Creative Commons Attribution 4. When he learns the truth, Admetus believes that Alceste is in effect abandoning him, and duvinites prefer to die himself. The overture is stately, noble, and tragic, looking ahead to some of Mozart’s minor-key works. LitolffCollection Litolff, n. However, Alceste says good-bye to the children.


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Alceste also has no role for the castrato voice, although Gluck would return to using a castrato in his next opera, Paride ed Elenaand even rewrite the tenor role of Admetus for the soprano castrato Giuseppe Millicoin the revival of Alceste in Vienna.

This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. The oracle says Admeto can be rescued if another voluntarily sacrifices his life. Evandro tells him that someone difinites apparently sacrificed himself for the king. The choir propels much of the action in the first two acts, and Gluck’s vocal settings are particularly elegant, taking advantage of the French language’s smooth rhythms, although the writing is rather static in its sad dignity.

The decision of the gods is not revoked. Retrieved from ” http: For example, when Gluck went to Vienna, an aria was added to act 3.

The people celebrate the king’s recovery. The Met premiere of the opera, on 24 Januaryfeatured Marjorie Lawrence. The opera is usually given in the revised version, although this is sometimes translated into Italian.

The premiere took place on 26 December at the Burgtheater in Vienna. The libretto in Italian was written by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi and based on the play Alcestis by Euripides.

This page was last divinutes on 10 Octoberat Alceste Admeto Alceste The desperate king hurries into the temple to plead with the gods. Alceste joins them and asks Apollo for pity. The Metropolitan Opera has presented Alceste in three different seasons, with four sopranos starring in a total of eighteen performances.


Gluck fought several efforts to make the new version of Alceste conform to French tastes, resisting pressure to end the opera with an sttx ballet. When Alceste appears, he questions her until she confesses. Both versions are in three acts.

Editor Max Spicker Theodore ThomasEnglish and German texts. Admetus’ friend Hercules arrives and promises to conquer death on his behalf, and travels to Hades.

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Alceste AlcestisQueen of Pherae in Thessaly. Arranger Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz For Millico, Gluck’s favourite singer and intimate friend, the composer had already transposed up the originally divinires role of Orfeo in the first Italian performance of Orfeo ed Euridiceat Parma in cf.: The second of Gluck’s so-called “reform operas” after Orfeo ed Euridiceit was first performed at the Burgtheater in Vienna on 26 December Pieces based on Alceste.

A herald announces to the people of Thessaly that King Admeto is gravely ill and that there is little hope.