Christoph Willibald Gluck

IPHIGENIE AUF TAURIS

contemporary opera 16

May 12., Friday 19:00

Hungarian State Opera
Tickets

Opera in three parts, in German with Hungarian and English surtitles

After visiting Aulis, star actress of Greek road movie winds up in Tauris. Star’s brother – unrecognised fordramaturgical reasons – also shows up with his amigo. Awkward discourse reveals that he had killed their mother in retaliation for murdering the father of both children (and mother’s husband). Further intensifying a plotline typical of families in Greek mythology, Title Character is about to kill brother when amigo arrives with a handy warship. Siblings flee to Mycenae, leaving everyone waiting for the sequel.

Details

Location
Hungarian State Opera
Date
May 12, 2023
Start time
7 p.m.
End time
10 p.m.
Composer
Christoph Willibald Gluck Richard Strauss
Librettist
Nicolas-Francois Guillard Richard Strauss
Hungarian subtitles
Nóra Wellmann
English subtitles
Adrian Courage
Director
Róbert Alföldi
Costume designer
Róbert Menczel
Costume designer
Fruzsina Nagy
Choir Master
Kálmán Strausz

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