Gluck's Iphigenie en Tauride
Gluck's Iphigénie en Tauride
Presented live from the New York Met by Margaret Juntwait.
The new season of broadcasts from New York's Metropolitan Opera House opens with one of the supreme dramatic works of the 18th century. Gluck's Iphigénie was the crowning achievement of his career, and ever since its premiere, it has gripped audiences with its insights into practical and psychological family problems in the aftermath of the Trojan War.
American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham sings the title role, while tenor Plácido Domingo plays her long-lost brother Oreste for the first time and French conductor Louis Langrée makes his Met debut.
Iphigénie, High Priestess of Diana ...... Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)
Oreste, Iphigénie's brother ...... Plácido Domingo (tenor)
Pylade, Oreste's friend ...... Paul Groves (tenor)
Thoas, King of Tauris ...... William Shimell (bass)
Diane ...... Michele Losier (soprano)
First Priestess/A Greek Woman ...... Lisette Oropesa (soprano)
Second Priestess ...... Sasha Cooke (soprano)
A Scythian/A Minister ...... David Won (baritone)
Orchestra and Chorus of the New York Metropolitan Opera
Louis Langrée (conductor).