IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE — IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE

CHRISTOPH WILLIBALD GLUCK (1714-1787)

NEW PRODUCTION OF FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE
A COPRODUCTION WITH
GREEK NATIONAL OPERA, OPÉRA NATIONAL DE PARIS

GRANDE DONATRICE D’EXCEPTION DU FESTIVAL D’AIX-EN-PROVENCE

WITH THE SUPPORT OF CERCLE ETEL ADNAN POUR LA MÉDITERRANÉE

Opera

IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE
TRAGIC OPERA IN THREE ACTS
LIBRETTO BY MARIE FRANÇOIS-LOUIS GAND LE BLAND KNOWN AS BAILLI DU ROULLET, BASED ON THE TRAGEDIES IPHIGENIA AT AULIS BY EURIPIDES (405 B.C.) AND IPHIGENIA BY JEAN RACINE (1674)
PREMIERED ON 19 APRIL 1774 AT THE ACADÉMIE ROYALE DE MUSIQUE (SALLE DES TUILERIES), PARIS

IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE
MUSICAL TRAGEDY IN FOUR ACTS
LIBRETTO BY NICOLAS-FRANÇOIS GUILLARD, BASED ON THE TRAGEDIES IPHIGENIA IN TAURIS BY EURIPIDES (414–412 B.C.) AND CLAUDE GUIMOND DE LA TOUCHE (1757)
PREMIERED ON 18 MAY 1779 AT THE ACADÉMIE ROYALE DE MUSIQUE (SALLE DES TUILERIES), PARIS

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Conductor
Emmanuelle Haïm
Stage director and set designer
Dmitri Tcherniakov
Costume design
Elena Zaytseva
Lighting design
Gleb Filshtinsky
Dramaturgy
Tatiana Werestchagina
Choir coach
Richard Wilberforce
Choir and Orchestra
Le Concert d’Astrée
Conductor's assistant
Simon Proust
Vocal coach, harpsichord
Benoît Hartoin*
Vocal and language coach
Emmanuel Olivier*
Staging assistants
Joël Lauwers, Elisabeth Fischer
Fight director
Ran Arthur Braun
Set design assistant
Danila Travin
Costume assistant
Madeline Cramard
IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE
Iphigénie
Corinne Winters
Agamemnon
Russell Braun
Clytemnestre
Véronique Gens
Achille
Alasdair Kent
Calchas
Nicolas Cavallier
Diane
Soula Parassidis
Patrocle
Lukáš Zeman
Arcas
Tomasz Kumięga*
Oreste enfant
Timothé Rieu
Électre enfant
Daphné Guivarch
Extras
Jacqueline Cornille, Ilda Chouchana Hamon, Alain Dumandel, Claudine Mussawir, Hubert Rollet, Didier Roussell, Bernard Traversa, Caroline Tyranowicz
IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE
Iphigénie
Corinne Winters
Oreste
Florian Sempey
Pylade
Stanislas de Barbeyrac
Thoas
Alexandre Duhamel
Diane
Soula Parassidis
Un ministre, un Scythe
Tomasz Kumięga*
Une Prêtresse
Laura Jarrell
Oreste enfant
Timothé Rieu
Électre enfant
Daphné Guivarch
Extras
Jacqueline Cornille, Ilda Chouchana Hamon, Alain Dumandel, Claudine Mussawir, Hubert Rollet, Didier Roussell, Bernard Traversa, Caroline Tyranowicz
*Former artists of the Académie

About

A decade before the French Revolution, in a country riven with bitter polemics, Gluck throws the history of opera into confusion by raising it to an unheard-of peak of tragic intensity. Experiencing his two Iphigenias in a single evening goes beyond the norms of operatic life: it is to enter the very heart of the curse on the family of King Atreus of Mycenae, to follow a logical destiny through a cycle of endless violence. How does the victim of Aulis become the murderess of Tauris? That is the burning question that Dmitri Tcherniakov must adress, plunging the spectator into the midst of a household haunted by the dead and setting in train an implacable process of dehumanization, with parallels to our world today. Conducting Le Concert d’Astrée, Emmanuelle Haïm drives this dual tragedy to the summit of its expressive power, leaving humanity to be translated through arias of the utmost poignancy. It is the exciting, magical Corinne Winters, supported by the finest French singers of our time, who takes on the daunting task of interpreting this double role.

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Performances

Wednesday3July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence6:00 PM
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Friday5July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence6:00 PM
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Monday8July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence6:00 PM
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Thursday11July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence6:00 PM
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Tuesday16July 2024
Grand Théâtre de Provence6:00 PM
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Catégorie Plus
€300.00
Catégorie 1
€220.00
Catégorie 2
€175.00
Catégorie 3
€135.00
Catégorie 4
€93.00
Catégorie 5
€60.00
Catégorie 6
€32.00

Youth prices: €90, €66, €52, €40, €27, €18, €10

Performance available with ticket packages

Sung in French with French and English surtitles

Iphigénie en Aulide 1 hour and 45 minutes
Interval 1 hour and 30 minutes
Iphigénie en Tauride 2 hours

CATERING OPTIONS DURING THE INTERVAL
Several restaurants around the Grand Théâtre de Provence are offering a special menu for Iphigénie en Aulide — Iphigénie en Tauride ticketholders, provided that you book ahead and present your ticket for the night’s performance in order to receive quicker service.
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GETTING TO THE FESTIVAL
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New! To make it even easier for you to get around, our partner Métropole Aix-Marseille-Provence is extending the operating hours of the bus line A (St Mitre / Parking relais Krypton): the last bus in either direction will be at 11:45 pm at the stop “Gare Routière” (located 300 metres from the theatre).
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[ REHEARSALS ] IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE — IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE

Rehearsals of IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE — IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE by Christoph Willibald Gluck, new production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
2024 Festival d’Aix-en-Provence © Jean-Louis Fernandez

[ PICTURES ] IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE — IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE

IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE — IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE by Christoph Willibald Gluck, new production of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
Conductor Emmanuelle Haïm — Stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov
From 3 to 16 July 2024, Grand Théâtre de Provence

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2024 © Monika Rittershaus

PRESS

LA LIBRE BELGIQUE
Haïm, Tcherniakov et Winters pour une très cohérente lecture des deux drames atrides de Gluck.

LE MONDE
L’Iphigénie de Corinne Winters charme et émeut.
Emmanuelle Haïm, à la tête de son Concert d'Astrée (chœur magnifique de justesse et d'éloquence, orchestre frémissant ou acerbe, fruité, ductile, homogène), a, quatre heures durant, distillé une véritable leçon de musique.

TÉLÉRAMA
En fosse, Emmanuelle Haïm mène son Concert d'Astrée avec ardeur et élégance.
Très présent, que ce soit au fond de la fosse ou sur le plateau, le chœur du Concert d'Astrée fait des merveilles.

CONCERT CLASSIC
L’Iphigénie de Corinne Winters dont la performance est hors du commun, incarnant l’héroïne à vingt ans d’intervalle avec la même crédibilité scénique et la même présence vocale.

DIAPASON
La magnifique direction d’Emmanuelle Haïm met les deux au même niveau, donnant l’impression de regarder un seul opéra et, surtout, du théâtre en musique.

WEBTHEATRE
Une gageure et un vrai tour de force.
Un pari tenu et gagné aussi bien pour les maîtres d’œuvre que pour les interprètes.

Streamings

Broadcasted on 11 July at 7:15pm on ARTE.TV and later on ARTE

Voir

Broadcasted on 7 July at 8pm on France Musique

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[ REHEARSAL NOTES ] IPHIGÉNIE EN AULIDE — IPHIGÉNIE EN TAURIDE

3:30 pm, Wednesday 5 June: The choir of Le Concert d’Astrée has just arrived and is assembled in the ‘Big One’, the largest studio of the Grand Théâtre de Provence, for a rehearsal that marks a new phase in the rehearsal process. Stage director Dmitri Tcherniakov, renowned for his visionary approaches, greets the newcomers. The rehearsal — it is a scénique piano, as it is known in the world of opera, the purpose of which is to further explore the staging and make certain decisions before rehearsals with the orchestra begin — is focusing today on selected pieces from the two Iphigénie operas: in one of them, Iphigénie wanders among the choir, as if plunged into a nightmare. In a mix of French, English and Russian, the director becomes animated as he tries to convey the title role’s psychological state, being constructed week after week. He is assisted by Delia Roubtsova, his long-time collaborator, who provides partial translations and clarifies his remarks to the newcomers. Dmitri Tcherniakov gives the first placement instructions to the choir, specifying — with an extreme attention to detail, one of his defining traits — the speed and angle at which each person should turn, as Gluck’s overture plays on. Gripped by the image he himself is evoking, the director describes to the choir members, among the elements of the still rudimentary scenic design, the imaginary set that has already come to life in his head: ‘Here, imagine a very large scrim across the entire wall!’ ‘Turn slowly towards Iphigénie at a 20-degree angle!’ [...]
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