The Complete Gluck

The “Complete Works” series has reached its conclusion

There’s every reason to celebrate! The Complete Edition of works by the opera reformer is finished. The “Christoph Willibald Gluck – Complete Works” edition has reached its conclusion in a proud 59 volumes after 44 years of support from the Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur Mainz, and more than 70 years since the first volume was published. The edition makes available the entire surviving works of this epoch-making composer, together with a list of works and sources and a volume of letters and documents. And there are still discoveries to be made: with “Le nozze d’Ercole e d’Ebe” a festive opera receives its first performance using the critical edition by Tanja Gölz. The work will be performed in the open air in Mainz. On 6 and 7 July 2024 scholars involved in many years’ research outline the genesis of this major editorial project in lectures, and place it in its international research context. “Le nozze d’Ercole e d’Ebe” will be performed on both days in the production by Sigrid T’Hooft, with soloists and the Mannheimer Hofkapelle conducted by Florian Heyerick.