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Juan Diego Florez stars as the musician and poet Orpheus in Gluck's mythical opera of love and loss. Following acclaimed performances at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Juan Diego Florez records his first major opera role outside the bel canto repertoire, as he stars as Orphee Gluck's most enduringly popular opera, sung in the original French of his 1774 Paris version. Includes the much-loved aria 'J'ai perdu mon Eurydice' ('Che faro senza Euridice') sung by Juan Diego Florez, and the popular 'Dance Of The Blessed Spirits'. Eurydice is sung by rising Spanish soprano Ainhoa Garmendia, with soprano Alessandra Marianelli as L'Amour. Twelve years after the Vienna premiere of his original Italian version, Gluck adapted his opera for Parisian audiences. Apart from the change of language, the most significant difference is that the central role, sung in the Italian version by a castrato, was rewritten for the particular kind of high tenor voice that French audiences adored. 2 CDs