Inspired by Euripides play of the same
name, Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride (1779)
is often regarded as the pioneering reformer’s masterpiece. Curtailing
recitative and dances in favour of arias, it incorporates numerous highlights
from the composer’s previous work to create a yearningly beauteous whole that encompasses
the full grace and eloquence of the classical era. It will form part of the
English Touring Opera’s Spring 2016 season.
This new production is directed by James
Conway, the English Touring Opera’s General Director since 2002. Martin André
conducts, while the cast is headed by mezzo Catherine Carby and baritone Grant
Doyle. After debuting at the Hackney Empire, it will embark on tour around the country.
Founded by the Arts Council in 1979, the
English Touring Opera has a mission of spreading opera outside the capital and
to audiences that would not normally be able to experience it. Twice a year,
they embark on a tour that takes in venues across the country. With a mixture
of established repertoire classics and more obscure gems, they are treasured
for their inventiveness, community participation and habit of discovering new
stars. In 2014, they won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Opera
for King Priam and Paul Bunyan.
|What||Iphigénie en Tauride, Hackney Empire|
|Where||Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bethnal Green (underground)|
On 05 Mar 16, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Hackney Empire|