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During that year span from toit was performed in Paris eugipides than times, [1] and eventually turned out to be Gluck’s most frequently performed opera in Paris. Wagner edited, re-scored and revised the opera significantly including a different ending and some other passages of his own composition. Wagner’s version of the opera is available on Eichhorn ‘s LP recording, [4] and was also revived at the Waterloo Festival with Alessandra Marc as Iphigenia.

The fully staged production was presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor Alexander Eb.

Calchas, the great seer, prophesies that King Agamemnon must sacrifice his own daughter, Iphigenia, in order to guarantee fair winds for the king’s fleet en route to Troy —- a demand that comes from the goddess Diana herself. Throughout the opera, Agamemnon rn with the terrible choice between sparing his daughter’s life and ensuring his subjects’ welfare.

Agamemnon summons his daughter to Aulisthe port where the Greek navy is gathering, ostensibly for her to marry Achilles, the great warrior hero. Then, reconsidering his decision to sacrifice her, the king tries to prevent her arriving with the fabricated explanation that Achilles has been unfaithful.


Iphigenia, however, has already reached the Greek camp accompanied by her mother Clytemnestra. The two women are dismayed and angered by Achilles’ apparent inconstancy, but he eventually enters declaring his enduring love for the girl, and the first act ends with a tender scene of reconciliation.

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The wedding ceremony is due to be celebrated and festivities take place with dances and choruses. When the couple are about to proceed to the temple, however, Arcas, the captain of Agamemnon’s guards, reveals that the king is awaiting his daughter before the altar in order to kill duripides.

Achilles and Clytemnestra rush to save the girl from being sacrificed. Agamemnon finally seems to give up his plan to kill her. The third act opens with a chorus of Greeks: At this point, Iphigenia resigns herself to her fate, and offers her own life for the sake of her people, while Clytemnestra entreats the vengeance of Jupiter upon the ruthless Greeks.

As the sacrifice is going to be held, aulde, Achilles bursts in with his warriors and the opera concludes with Gluck’s most significant revision of the original myth: Calchas’ voice rises over the general turmoil and announces that Ifigenoa has changed her mind about the sacrifice and consents to the marriage.


In the second version Diana appears personally to consecrate both the wedding and Agamemnon’s voyage. From Wikipedia, the euripjdes encyclopedia. For other uses, see Ifigenia in Aulide disambiguation. Eurodisc, ; Bmg Rca, 74 —32 —2.

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A new recording conducted by Christoph Spering was released by Oehms Classics eurippides The role of Diana, introduced in the second version of the opera, was performed by Alice Berelli.

Iphigenia in Aulis and Iphigenia in Tauris by Euripides. Agamemnon father Clytemnestra mother Aegisthus stepfather Orestes brother Electra sister Chrysothemis sister. The Songs of the Kings. The Bacchae Alcmaeon in Corinth. Iphigenia in Tauris Retrieved from ” https: Views Read Edit View history.

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AgamemnonKing of Mycenae. Ifiigenia Clytemnestrahis wife. Achille Achillesa Greek hero. Greek soldiers and people; Thessalian warriors; women from Argos; women from Aulis; men, women and slaves from Lesbos; priestesses of Diana: Problems playing these files?