Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride (DVD) | Arthaus 109192

Gluck - Iphigenie en Tauride (DVD)

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Label: Arthaus

Cat No: 109192

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Opera

Release Date: 12th February 2016

Contents

Artists

Juliette Galstian
Rodney Gilfry
Deon van der Walt
Anton Scharinger
Martina Jankova
Orchestra ’La Scintilla’ of the Zurich Opera House

Conductor

William Christie

Works

Gluck, Christoph Willibald

Iphigenie en Tauride

Artists

Juliette Galstian
Rodney Gilfry
Deon van der Walt
Anton Scharinger
Martina Jankova
Orchestra ’La Scintilla’ of the Zurich Opera House

Conductor

William Christie

About

Gluck’s wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Claus Guth’s revolutionary production staged at the Zurich Opera House. The psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of fears and traumas is underlined by Guth’s use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. Conductor William Christie and his typically transparent but never cold orchestral sound perfectly match the descriptive elements in Gluck’s score, while the Armenian mezzosoprano Juliette Galstian as a fabulously good Iphigénie, the leading American opera baritone Rodney Gilfry as Oreste and the late South African tenor Deon van der Walt as Pylade head a superb cast.

Cast:

- Iphigénie: Juliette Galstian
- Oreste: Rodney Gilfry
- Pylade: Deon van der Walt
- Thoas: Anton Scharinger
- Diane: Martina Janková

Stage director: Claus Guth

Live from the Zurich Opera House, 2001

Legendary Performances
From one of the world’s most extensive catalogues of audio-visual productions, Arthaus Musik again has chosen 10 exemplary recordings from the greatest opera houses. This third journey through the world of opera features classics
by Mozart, Gluck, Weber, Puccini and Rossini, as well as Janáček’s, Berg’s and Poulenc’s more recent operatic strokes of genius, performed by singers like Peter Schreier, Ileana Cotrubaș, Franz Grundheber, Edita Gruberová, Peter Seiffert, Inga Nielsen, Marilyn Horne or Malin Hartelius; and last but not least virtuously conducted by international stars like Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, Fabio Biondi, Sir Charles Mackerras or Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Legendary Performances impressively demonstrate how diverse, imposing, and especially how alluring and delightful the world of opera is.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Picture Format: 16:9
Original Language: FR
Subtitles: IT, GB, DE, FR, ES
Running Time: 108 mins
DVD 9 / NTSC
FSK: 0
Region Code: 0

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