Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Iphigenie en Tauride (DVD) | Opus Arte OA1099D

Gluck - Iphigenie en Aulide, Iphigenie en Tauride (DVD)

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Label: Opus Arte

Cat No: OA1099D

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 28th January 2013

Contents

Artists

Veronique Gens
Nicolas Teste
Anne Sofie von Otter
Mireille Delunsch
Laurent Alvaro
Jean-Francois Lapointe
Yann Beuron
Salome Haller
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

Conductor

Marc Minkowski

Works

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Iphigenie en Aulide
Iphigenie en Tauride

Artists

Veronique Gens
Nicolas Teste
Anne Sofie von Otter
Mireille Delunsch
Laurent Alvaro
Jean-Francois Lapointe
Yann Beuron
Salome Haller
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble

Conductor

Marc Minkowski

About

Two late and baleful tragedies by Euripides focus on the ill-starred daughter of the Greek King, Agamemnon. Will he sacrifice Iphigenia in order to secure fair winds for his voyage to Troy? In Aulis, the drama rages until she is spared. Having escaped to Tauris, Iphigenia finds herself compelled to kill her own brother before, once more, the fickle gods intervene.

Gluck's operatic settings 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.

Iphigénie en Aulide has never been issued before on DVD/Blu-ray and this is the first ever release together on DVD/Blu-ray.

Cast:
Iphigénie en Aulide
- Iphigénie: Véronique Gens
- Diane: Salomé Haller
- Agamemnon: Nicolas Testé
- Clytemnestre: Anne Sofie von Otter

Iphigénie en Tauride
- Iphigénie: Mireille Delunsch
- Thoas: Laurent Alvaro
- Oreste: Jean-François Lapointe
- Pylade: Yann Beuron
- Diane: Salomé Haller

Director: Pierre Audi

Recorded live at De Nederlandse Opera, September 2011

Running time: 267 minutes
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/DU/KO
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

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