A powerful Greek tragedy admired by Berlioz.
Is it the greatest opera of the 18th century?
In which Gluck sets a libretto for Lully, and challenges the 'master' of French opera on his own ground. With passion and magic in the Crusades.
Gluck's reform opera: boring or beautiful?
In which Gluck reforms opera with a prehistoric sun-myth.
Tragédie-opéra in 3 acts First performed : Académie Royale de Musique, April 12 1774 Composer : Ritter Christoph Willibald Gluck Libretto : M. du Rollet, after Racine and Euripides “From Gluck’s appearance dates modern art; from him come all the great masters who have enchanted the world both during his life, and after his death.” – Barbedette Iphigénie … Continue reading 101. Iphigénie en Aulide (Gluck)