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Iphigénie en Tauride

Palais Garnier - from 14 September to 13 October 2020

Sales open on 09 June 2020 at 12h00

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Iphigénie en Tauride

Opera Christoph Willibald Gluck

Sales open on 09 June 2020 at 12h00

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Palais Garnier - from 14 September to 13 October 2020

2h20 with 1 interval

Language : French

Surtitle : French / English

About

In few words:

Gluck’s last opera tragedy features three characters tormented by what modern psychology would describe as post-traumatic reactions: Iphigenia, who escaped the sacrifice demanded by her compatriots in their warring madness; Orestes, gnawn by remorse for murdering his mother, and King Thoas, obsessed by nightmarish visions of his own death. The Age of Enlightenment found in Euripides’ tragedy the notion of a unified and established humanity standing together in opposition to divine folly. The relentless tension of the narrative and the dramatic effectiveness of a score meant to become “a universal expression of passion” bestows the work with an emotional impact that would mark a turning point in the history of the opera.

In Krzysztof Warlikowski’s production the legend comes to life in a seemingly contemporary yet closed environment, haunted by the memory of war. The characters, some legendary and others real, confront one another to bring an end to the perpetual cycle of violence which is the common denominator of human destiny.

  • Opening
  • First part 65 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 45 mn
  • End

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Iphigénie en Tauride

Iphigénie en Tauride

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