M1500 .G58 I65 2006 DVD
Opera in 4 acts. Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck, from the Opernhaus Zürich. Libretto by Nicolas-François Guillard.
Iphigénie en Tauride is considered by many to be Gluck's greatest work and the culmination of his career. Boasting the finest libretto that Gluck ever set, Iphigénie en Tauride comes as close as possible to the complete realization of the composer's ideal of putting music at the service of poetry to achieve dramatic truth. Hugely demanding, it is one of opera's most intense and powerful experiences.
Cast: Juliette Galstian (Iphigénie) ; Rodney Gilfry (Orestes) ; Deon van der Walt (Pylades) ; Anton Scharinger (Thoas) ; Martina Janková (goddess Diana) ; supporting soloists ; Chorus and Ballet School Supernumerary Association of the Opernhaus Zürich ; Orchestra La Scintilla ; William Christie, conductor.
Sung in French, with English subtitles.
Distributed by Kultur (www.kultur.com).