Iphigénie and Tauride

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Iphigénie and Tauride

Opera new production

Iphigénie and Tauride

Christoph Willibald Gluck

Dates and tickets From €23
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War and family suffering, ancient and burning topical

Once upon a time, Agamemnon received a heartbreaking prophecy: in exchange for the longawaited wind that would carry the Greek war fleet to Troy, the Mycenaean king would have to sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. According to opera innovator Christoph Willibald Gluck, it was the goddess Diana who barely managed to save Iphigenia. In his stormy Iphigénie en Tauride, the tormented princess languishes in a temple in distant Tauris for many years after that divine intervention. As a high priestess, it is now her gruesome duty to ritually kill strangers. One day, Iphigenia is ordered to kill Pylades and Orestes, two prisoners from her homeland. Years of isolation and torment mean that she and her beloved brother Orestes no longer recognise each other… until it is almost too late. Director Rafael R. Villalobos shows that the classic tragedy about the unsettling consequences of war is not only timeless but also highly topical.

With support from the Tax Shelter measure of the Belgian Federal Government.

The Young Ensemble is supported by the Friends of OBV.

The creators

  • Benjamin Bayl


  • Rafael R. Villalobos

    Staging & Costume design

  • Emanuele Sinisi


  • Michèle Losier


  • Kartal Karagedik

  • Reinoud Van Mechelen


  • Wolfgang Stefan Schwaiger


  • Lucy Gibbs



Dates and tickets

From €23

Combine with season tickets

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