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Soprano Veronique Gens and tenor Joseph Kaiser star in a production of Gluck's Alceste at the 2010 Aix-en-Provence Festival.
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March 8, 2012 The excesses of the early 18th century take a decisive hit from a reformer named Gluck.
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November 16, 2011 Learn to love our low-voiced lady opera singers who get to play everything from royalty to rivals.
Nadja Michael stars in Gluck's "Iphigenie en Tauride" from Theatre La Monnaie, in Brussels.
June 4, 2010 Sequels in opera are rare. But in the 1770s, Christoph Willibald Gluck composed a pair of successful dramas that highlighted the hair-raising adventures of the young Iphigenia. She barely escapes death in one opera and nearly commits murder in another.
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June 12, 2009 Gluck's innovative and expressive drama tells the classic story of Agamemnon and his daughter Iphigenia, who comes to Aulis for a wedding only to find that her own father has offered her to the gods as a human sacrifice.
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July 18, 2008 Poor Iphigeneia. She comes from Greek drama's most dysfunctional family — matricide, patricide and madness. It's all in her past, but somehow she triumphs in Christoph Willibald Gluck's emotional drama, Iphigenie en Tauride, from the stage of the Paris Opéra.
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