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Gluck: Iphigenie en Tauride / Christie, Galstian, Gilfry, Jankova [DVD]

Album Summary

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigenie en Tauride
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gluck's wonderful but neglected 1774 opera, inspired by the Greek legend, is treated with forceful and convincing simplicity in Klaus Guth's revolutionary production staged at the Opernhaus Zürich. The psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of violated blood lines, fears and trama, is underlined by Guth's use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. As Guth himself puts it, "I have often used such a system of masked figures to give a visual expression to the inner psychological state of the individuals concerned."

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Run Time: 108 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Subtitles: French, English, German, Spanish, Japanese


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Works Details

>Gluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigénie en Tauride
  • Performers: Juliette Galstian (Mezzo Soprano); Rodney Gilfry (Baritone); Martina Jankova (Soprano); Anton Scharinger (Bass); Deon Van der Walt (Tenor)
  • Conductor: William Christie
  • Ensemble: Orchestra La Scintilla
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1774