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Work: Iphigénie en Tauride

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ComposerGluck, Christoph Willibald (1714-1787)
PeriodClassical
Year1779
Work typeOpera / Oratorio
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ZürichIphigénie en TaurideNew production

Cecilia Bartoli (Iphigénie) © Monika Rittershaus
Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Gianluca Capuano; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Michael Levine; Cecilia Bartoli; Birgitte Christensen

StuttgartIphigénie en Tauride

Gluck: Iphigénie en Tauride
Stefano Montanari; Krzysztof Warlikowski; Oper Stuttgart; Małgorzata Szczęśniak; Amanda Majeski; Johannes Kammler
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Iphigénie en Tauride in Zurich: a bright success in a black grave

Cecilia Bartoli (Iphigénie) © Monika Rittershaus
Cecilia Bartoli leads a great cast in Gluck’s masterpiece, presented in Zurich in a new insightful production by Andreas Homoki.
*****
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The Carsen effect: brilliant Iphigénie in Paris

Iphigénie en Tauride at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées © Vincent Pontet
The Canadian director's aesthetic is a perfect fit for Gluck's work. Dazzling performances by Gaëlle Arquez and Stéphane Degout. Great musical direction by Thomas Hengelbrock.
*****
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Warlikowski's provocative Iphigénie en Tauride

Véronique Gens (Iphigénie) © Guergana Damianova | Opéra National de Paris
A compelling staging of Gluck's 1779 opera in Paris. 
***11
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Kill or be killed: Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride

Catherine Carby (Iphigénie) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera gives Gluck's reformist masterpiece a suitably blood-spattered outing in a production which keeps the opera in touch with its classical roots. 
***11
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Iphegénie en Tauride storms into Sydney

In the opening scene of Pinchgut Opera's latest production, Gluck's rarely performed Iphigénie en Tauride, a swirling musical, dramatic and visually strobe-enhanced tempest is belted out. 
****1
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