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"The edition contains French arias for soprano or mezzo-soprano from operas composed by opera reformer Christoph Willibald Gluck for the Paris Opera.

Each edition includes an informative text section containing a Foreword (Fr/Eng), a brief account of the dramatic situation as well as a literal English translation of every aria.

- Based on the Christoph Willibald Gluck Complete Edition

- Suitable for professional opera singers and voice students

- Practical and idiomatic piano part

About the series:
Christoph Willibald Gluck. French Operatic Arias

In collaboration with the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV), all arias from Christoph Willibald Gluck’s French operas will be published for the first time in a collection of four volumes, ordered by voice type:

Airs d’opéra français / French Operatic Arias

Volume 1 BA 8167 Dessus et grand dessus / Soprano and Mezzo-soprano
Volume 2 BA 8169 Basse-taille / Baritone
Volume 3 BA 8166 Dessus / Soprano
Volume 4 BA 8168 Haute-contre / Tenor

With their wide variety of arias and informative texts, these volumes constitute a valuable resource of works by one of the preeminent opera composers of the 18th century. They are suitable for opera singers and voice students and can be used in lessons, auditions and recitals.

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