Arthaus DVD
In Klaus Guth’s Zurich production the psychological drama in a tense atmosphere of violated blood ties, fears an traumas is underlined by his use of huge masks and enclosed spaces. As Guth himself puts it: “I have often used such a system of masked figures to give visual expression to the inner psychological state of the individuals concerned. “
“When we look at what Gluck was trying to reform it means simplicity. It means essentially getting rid of things” explains conductor William Christie. His typically transparent, but never cold orchestral sound perfectly matches the descriptive elements in Gluck’s score.
Disc No: 100 376
Price: Sek. 80
Name: Gluck
 Iphigènie en Tauride

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System Regional Code Picture format Sound format Subtitles Length
PAL 2, 5 16:9 PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 D, GB, F, SP 108+ 58 min.

Composer Name Opus Key Performer Cast
Gluck, Christoph Willibald Iphigènie en Tauride - Opera in four acts     Zürich Opera’s Orchestra La Scintilla - William Christie
Chorus and Ballet School of the Opernhaus Zürich
Juliette Galstian
Rodnedy Gilfry
Deon van der Walt
Anton Scharinger
Martina Jankova
Anna Soranno Lisa Lorenz
Eleanor Paunovic
Michael Mrosek
Thomas Pütz

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