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FULL Iphigénie en Aulide Paris 2022 Judith van Wanroij, Stéphanie D’Oustrac, Cyrille Dubois, Tassis Christoyannis

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Information on the Performance
Information about the Recording
  • Published by: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées  
  • Date Published: 2022  
  • Format: Streaming
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
  • Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs, frsubs  
  • Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO


Quote from Théâtre des Champs-Elysées
Gluck changed the history of opera forever, marking the transition from the baroque to the classical era. He arrived in Paris in the autumn of 1773. With the support of Marie-Antoinette, who had been his pupil in Vienna, and the encouragement of Antoine Dauvergne, one of the directors of the French Royal Academy of Music, Gluck made it his mission to renew the French opera genre. His project was based on Racine’s tragedy inspired by the play by Euripedes. He believed it contained the necessary material to develop a character-based work with multiple issues and conflicts of interest. Although the work is imbued with the grandeur and gravitas peculiar to French opera, it also offers novel elements in the writing in which the orchestra assumes a new importance by introducing and commenting on the action like the choruses in Greek tragedy. Julien Chauvin has surrounded himself with a splendid team of singers to deliver this Iphigénie, which it will be particularly interesting to compare with works by Gluck’s predecessors Lully, Charpentier and Rameau presented this season, thus offering a unique panorama of French opera in the Grand Siècle.

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