Event Iphigenia in Taurus
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Venue The State Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 18 March 1998
Opening Date 18 March 1998
Last Date 4 April 1998
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
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
Patrick Summers Conductor
Robert Kemp Designer
Michael Gow Director
Mark Shelton Lighting Designer
Catherine Carby Singer
Peter Coleman-Wright Singer
John Cummins Singer
Anthony Elek Singer
Gordon Hollerman Singer
Kathryn McKusker Singer
Penelope Pavlakis Singer
Chloris Vowels Singer
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Six performances. Sung in French.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 68424