Andrés Hernández-Salazar - tenor, lecturer & singing teacher

Opera History Courses

The Operas of Gluck

Gluck enjoyed one of the most significant careers in the operatic world of the 18th Century, and his influence would be felt in the Romantic operas of Berlioz and Wagner. In this course we explore Gluck’s output, ranging from his early baroque Italian operas, through to the ‘reform’ operas for Vienna – including the groundbreaking Orfeo ed Euridice – and the breathtakingly dramatic works he created for the Paris Opéra.


A Selected Bibliography:

The Lives Of The Great Composers (Harold Schonberg)

Gluck and the French Theatre in Vienna (Bruce Alan Brown)

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Opera


A Selected Discography:

Gluck: Le Cinesi

Carolyn Watkinson: Baroque Opera Arias by Purcell, Handel & Gluck

Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

Les Introuvables de Nicolai Gedda

Enchantment. Magdalena Kozena, mezzo

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride