So good to spend this week with my score of Gluck's 1774 version of Orphee et Eurydice. This is the French version of the opera, for tenor instead of castrato, and containing some of the most beautiful ballet music ever written. I'm conducting and directing, and spending these two weeks designing the set while learning the score. I've always wanted to do it, and it's so moving to dive into Gluck's pure and honest genius. No where did he surpass this score and brining it to life on stage and in the pit will be the highlight of 2016 I predict!