301 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, California 94102

Gluck’s final masterpiece balances the equation of music and drama, in an opera of serenely pure beauty that conveys the timeless power of myth.

The Greek island of Tauris, following the Trojan War

Iphigénie is the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, and the sister of Elektra and Orestes. Her troubling dream about her murderous family sets the story in motion. When King Thoas announces that the survivors of the latest shipwreck on the shores of Tauris must be sacrificed, she recognizes them as Orestes and his friend Pylades. Through the agency of the goddess Diana, Iphigénie, her brother, and the Greek people are ultimately saved.

Official Website: http://sfopera.com/opera.asp?o=248

Added by cynk on May 11, 2007

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