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Iphigenie En Aulide / Iphigenie En Tauride (2 DVD)

Item# 809478010999

Iphigenie En Aulide / Iphigenie En Tauride (2 DVD)
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2013
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Director: Pierre Audi
Véronique Gens
Mireille Delunsch
Anne Sofie von Otter
Salome Haller
Orchestra: Musiciens du Louvre, Les
Chorus: Netherlands Opera Chorus
Label: BBC / Opus Arte
Language: French
Subtitles: English, French, German, Dutch, Korean
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)

Pierre Audi’s production presents Gluck's operatic settings of these two stories that are very rarely staged together.

“Whether begging Achilles for help or calling down Jupiter’s thunderbolts, [Anne Sofie von Otter] presents a deeply sympathetic character. …Véronique Gens, whose Iphigenia is equally touching and just as beautifully sung. Her joyous duet of reconciliation with the forthright Achilles of Frédéric Antoun transcends the foursquare writing. Agamemnon, caught between love of his daughter and duty towards the gods, is powerfully sung and acted by Nicolas Testé. Delunsch is as affecting as Gens: poised in Iphigenia’s gentle airs but with plenty of heft for the opening storm. Minkowski conducts superbly.” – Gramophone

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