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Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide & Tauride DVD (Nederlands Opera)

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 in tandem, 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.

Composer:Christoph Willibard Gluck
Iphigénie en Aulide
Iphigénie:
 Véronique Gens
Diane: Salomé Haller
Agamemnon: Nicolas Testé 
Clytemnestre: Anne Sofie von Otter
Achille: Frédéric Antoun
Patrocle: Martinjn Cornet
Calchas: Christian Helmer
Arcas: Laurent Alvaro 

Iphigénie en Tauride
Iphigénie: Mireille Delunsch
Thoas: Laurent Alvaro
Oreste: Jean-Francois Lapointe
Pylade: Yann Beuron
Diane: Salomé Haller

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble
Chorus of De Nederlandse Opera
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Director: Pierre Audi
Sets: Michael Simon
Costumes: Anna Eiermann
Lighting: Jean Kalman 

Bonus: Cast Galleries /  behind-the-scenes documentaries 

Picture: 16:9
Sound: 2.0LPCM + 5.1 DTS 
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 229+38 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/NE/Hangugeo
Year: 2012