Iphigénie en Tauride (DVD)

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Iphigénie en Tauride (DVD)
Composer: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Release Date: 2/26/16
Conductor: William Christie
Artists: Juliette Galstian (Iphigénie), Rodney Gilfry (Oreste), Deon van der Walt (Pylade), Anton Scharinger (Thoas), Martina Janková (Diane)
Orchestra, Chorus: Orchestra „La Scintilla“ of the Zurich Opera HouseChores, Ballet School and Supernumerary Association of the Zurück Opera House
Director: Claus Guth
Performance Place: Zurich, Zurich Opera House

Gluck‘s wonderful but neglected 1774 opera Iphigénie en Tauride, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Klaus 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 deceased South African tenor Deon van der Walt as Pylade head a superb cast.

Running Time: 108
Picture Format: 16:9
Disc Format: NTSC
Sound Format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 0
Languages: FR
Subtitle Languages:

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