Gluck: Iphigenie En Aulide / Iphigenie En Tauride

DVD Mar 2013

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Véronique Gens, Mireille Delunsch, Salomé Haller, Anne Sofie von Otter, Nicolas Testé, Laurent Alvaro
Marc Minkowski, conductor
Pierre Audi, director
Les Musiciens du Louvre

Recorded at De Nederlandse Opera
Studio: BBC/Opus Arte
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013

Two late and baleful tragedies by Euripides focus on the ill-starred daughter of Agamemnon. In Aulis, the drama of Iphigenia rages until she is spared. Having escaped to Tauris, Iphigenia finds herself compelled to kill her own brother before the fickle gods intervene. Gluck’s operatic settings of the two stories are very rarely staged together, but Pierre Audi’s production makes a darkly compelling case for their dramatic unity. All the lead performers here are experienced exponents of Gluck, and together they present a powerfully idiomatic experience.