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IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE

"This impassioned revival starring Susan Graham and Plácido Domingo confirms that there is no reason for this radiant opera not to be a repertory staple."

The New York Times

Gluck’s gripping adaptation of the ancient Greek myth is vividly brought to life by a stellar cast in Stephen Wadsworth’s atmospheric production. Plácido Domingo is Oreste, driven by the Furies to atone for killing his mother Clytemnestre. When he and his companion Pylade (Paul Groves) are shipwrecked on the island of Tauride, the king Thoas (Gordon Hawkins) demands they be sacrificed. At the center of the drama is Iphigénie, Oreste’s long-lost sister, sung by the extraordinary Susan Graham. Forced to live among her enemies, she holds the lives of the captives in her hands—unaware that one of them is her brother.

Composer
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Orchestra
The Metropolitan Opera
Conductor
Patrick Summers
Singers
Gordon Hawkins, Paul Groves, Plácido Domingo, Susan Graham
Production
Stephen Wadsworth
TV Director
Barbara Willis Sweete
Year
2011
Duration
01:55:00
Picture Format
HD
Sound
5.1 Surround Sound
Format
Opera