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Unformatted text preview: aria Restrictions on improvised ornamentation by singers Lyrical singing style Influence of French tragdie lyrique (tragic opera in French) 1762: Orfeo ed Euridice Libretto by Ranieri de Calzabigi Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) Gluck moved to Paris in the early 1770s and began writing opera in French, including Iphignie en Aulide (1774) and Iphignie en Tauride (1779). In 1776, there was a French language production of his earlier Italian opera Alceste (from 1769). The preface to the score of Alceste is one of the most famous theoretical statements of opera serias reforms. 1780: Idomeneo Libretto by Abbate Varesco Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)...
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