This performance of Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera Iphigenie En Aulide was recorded with Les Musiciens Du Louvre Grenoble and Chorus of de Nederlandse Opera and features vocalists such as Veronique Gens, Salome Haller and Nicolas Teste in the leading roles.
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Iphigenie En Aulide / Iphigenie En Tauride based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Both operas on this release are set in a stylized, militarized modern-day setting. While I would normally prefer a more traditional setting (especially when viewing operas for the first time), I really enjoyed this interpretation. The orchestra is set on the stage, behind the performers, and the chorus is set behind the orchestra. Les Musiciens du Louvre play beautifully, and Marc Minkowski does an expert job conducting these performances. The Blu-ray picture is crisp and clear, and the sound production can't be bettered, despite the slight echo at De Nederlandse Opera Het Muziektheater. Extras include behind-the-scenes documentaries for each opera, and a set of trailers for other Opus Arte releases. I would love to have seen a documentary on Gluck as an extra, but I won't take any stars away from my review