- Anne von Otter
- Nicolas Testé
- Christian Helmer
- Laurent Alvaro
- Frédéric Antoun
- Salome Haller
- Martijn Cornet
- Véronique Gens
Notes & Reviews:
Two late and baleful tragedies by Euripides focus on the ill-starred daughter of Agamemnon. In Aulis, the drama of Iphigenia rages until she is spared. Having escaped to Tauris, Iphigenia finds herself compelled to kill her own brother before the fickle gods intervene. Gluck's operatic settings of the two stories 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 experienceNotes & Reviews:
Run Time: 267 min.
Picture Format: Blu-Ray, 16:9, Color
Sound Format(s): DTS 5.1, DTS 5.0
Subtitles: English, German, French, Dutch
Les Musiciens du Louvre play beautifully, and Marc Minkowski does an expert job conducting these performances. The Blu-ray picture is crisp and clear, and the sound production can't be bettered, despite the slight echo at De Nederlandse Opera Het Muziektheater. Extras include behind-the-scenes documentaries for each opera, and a set of trailers for other Opus Arte releases. I would love to have seen a documentary on Gluck as an extra, but I won't take any stars away from my review.
Submitted on 05/28/13 by mwilcox15
Works DetailsGluck, Christoph Willibald : Iphigénie en Aulide
- Performers: Véronique Gens; Anne von Otter; Nicolas Testé; Christian Helmer; Laurent Alvaro; Frédéric Antoun; Salome Haller; Martijn Cornet
- Conductor: Marc Minkowski
- Ensemble: Les Musiciens de Louvre Grenoble
- Running Time: 229 min. sec.
- Period Time: Classical
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Studio/Live: Studio