Iphigenie en Aulide; tragédie. Opera en trois actes

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Although he did not have a production planned, Gluck composed the music for Iphigénie en Aulide for Paris, with the intention (along with Roullet) of establishing himself at the Opéra. He initially had difficulties convincing the Academy of Music to arrange for the production, but with the support of Marie Antoinette, the opera was finally realized in 1773. Gluck revised Iphigénie for performances in 1775. The most significant change was the addition of Diana as a character, whose appearance serves as the deus ex machina of the plot. He also altered and expanded the divertissements.

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score (298 p.) 33 cm.

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Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 & Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786 1811.

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  • Main Title: Iphigenie en Aulide; tragédie. Opera en trois actes
  • Uniform Title: Iphigénie en Aulide
  • Added Title: Iphigénie en Aulide

Description

Although he did not have a production planned, Gluck composed the music for Iphigénie en Aulide for Paris, with the intention (along with Roullet) of establishing himself at the Opéra. He initially had difficulties convincing the Academy of Music to arrange for the production, but with the support of Marie Antoinette, the opera was finally realized in 1773. Gluck revised Iphigénie for performances in 1775. The most significant change was the addition of Diana as a character, whose appearance serves as the deus ex machina of the plot. He also altered and expanded the divertissements.

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score (298 p.) 33 cm.

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  • 1811

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  • Oct. 17, 2005, 5:28 p.m.

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  • June 14, 2011, 2:14 p.m.

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Gluck, Christoph Willibald, Ritter von, 1714-1787 & Du Roullet, François Louis Gaud Lebland, marquis, 1716-1786. Iphigenie en Aulide; tragédie. Opera en trois actes, score, 1811; Paris. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc15/: accessed July 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Music Library.