Gluck Iphigenie En Aulide, Iphigenie En Tauride Blu-Ray

Cat No:
28 - 01 - 2013

Gluck Iphigenie En Aulide, Iphigenie En Tauride Blu-Ray

Veronique Gens (Iphigenie), Salome Haller (Diane), Nicolas Teste (Agamemnon), Anne Sofie von Otter (Clytemnestre), Mireille Delunsch (Iphigenie), Laurent Alvaro (Thoas), Jean-Francois Lapointe (Oreste), Yann Beuron (Pylade), Salome Haller (Diane), Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble and Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera, Marc Minkowski (conductor), Pierre Audi (stage director)

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. Top international cast includes Veronique Gens as Iphigenie and Anne Sofie von Otter as Clytemnestre. Marc Minkowski and Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble have been widely acclaimed for their Gluck performances. This is the first time these two operas have been released together on Blu-ray and it also marks Iphigenie en Aulide's debut on Blu-ray.

Gluck Iphigenie en Aulide, Iphigenie en Tauride

Running time: 4 hr 27 min
Picture format: 1080i Full-HD
Sound format: 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS
Region: 0
Subtitles: English, French, German, Dutch, Korean
No. of discs: 2 (Blu-ray)

Also available on DVD (OA1099D)

'Gluck's Iphigenie operas make a good pair. Minkowski conducts superbly.' (Gramophone)