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The Kennedy Center - Opera House
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
202-467-4600
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"Iphigenie en Tauride"
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John
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33 reviews
1 stars
attended May 12 2011

Excellent show!! Placido Domingo is truly a master!!

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attended May 12 2011

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

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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.

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