Event Iphigenia in Tauris
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Venue Opera Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 7 August 1997
Opening Date 7 August 1997
Last Date 8 September 1997
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description "Agamemnon is about to sacrifice Orestes in the Temple of Diana when she realises he is her brother. The crowd wants a sacrifice and Iphigenia decides that if Orestes is to go, she will be sacrificed with him. The reappearance of Diana and other interventions save the siblings from a messy end."
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Classical
Subjects Morality
Name Function Notes
Gideon Obarzanek Choreographer
Christoph Gluck Composer
Christopher Hogwood Conductor
Robert Kemp Designer
Michael Gow Director
Mark Shelton Lighting Designer
Neil Archer Singer
Peter Coleman-Wright Singer
John Cummins Singer
Gordon Hollerman Singer
Kathryn McKusker Singer
Penelope Pavlakis Singer
Ingrid Silveus Singer
Chloris Vowels Singer
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 10 performances. Sung in French.
Data Source
Source Description
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Aug/Sept 1997
Event Identifier 33130