Gluck's Iphigenia in Tauris from Toronto

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Thursday, May 03, 2012

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C.W. Gluck's second Iphegenia opera was the last in his string of hits in Paris. It's also among the finest and most purely expressive of all his operas, heard here with a powerful and moving performance by mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the title role, with baritone Russell Braun as her brother Orestes, in a Canadian Opera Company production led by conductor Pablo Heras-Casado.

Cast:

Conductor: Pablo Heras-Casado

Iphigenia: Susan Graham (mezzo-soprano)

Orestes: Russell Braun (baritone)

Pylades: Joseph Kaiser (tenor)

Thoas: Mark S. Doss (bass)

Diana: Lauran Segal (soprano)

Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus

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