Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice - Ludwig, Schädle, Lipp; Krips. Wien, 1965
Listen to a Sample:
Christa Ludwig’s remarkable versatility is put to good use in the role of Orfeo. She brings all of the style and grace that she brought to her Mozart roles coupled with a masculine gravitas that served her in her Wagnerian efforts. The result is an Orfeo who is both understated and mythic at the same time. Lotte Schädle is a rather bland Euridice while Wilma Lipp charms as Amore. The sound is somewhat muffled.