Legendary Tenor Placido Domingo Stars in the Washington National Opera's Iphigenie en Tauride
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The last date listed for Iphigenie en Tauride was Thursday May 12, 2011 / 7:30pm.
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The leads were outstanding and of course Placido Domingo commands the stage. Worth attending the free lecture before the performance on the nights the lecture is offered. Only criticism is that the black stage and black costumes were a distraction...spent too much time trying to make out the figures on stage.
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Domingo was unbelievable -- and I expect a lot -- and Racette stood up to him very well indeed [look forward to hearing her in Tosca in DC, in the fall].
The seats you fond for my opera partner and I wer EXCELLENT value for the price:...continued
Iphigénie, high priestess of Taurus, is tormented by dreams of her family’s bloody past and intimations of violence in the future. Will she accede to the barbaric King Thoas’ demands and murder her own brother? Can she survive in this world of bloodshed and fear? Gluck’s masterpiece, Iphigénie en Tauride, with its sweeping score and dramatic story is enjoying a renaissance at major opera houses around the world.
This company premiere features an outstanding cast led by soprano Patricia Racette, “the consummate singing actress” (Chicago Tribune_). Hailed as the “greatest operatic artist of modern time” (_The Guardian), world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo sings Oreste, Iphigénie’s long-lost brother who is condemned to death. William Lacey returns to the podium to lead this powerful production from Oviedo, Spain by Emilio Sagi.