Iphigenia en Tracia is a Baroque zarzuela operetta performed only by women and inspired by the mythical Greek legend of the Atreides, the descendants of Atreus, the king of Micenae, who was cursed by the gods. First performed at the Teatro de la Cruz in Madrid in January 1747, this new production by the Teatro de la Zarzuela features music by José de Nebra and libretto by Nicolás González Martínez.
Orestes is fleeing from the Furies, Greek personifications of vengeance, having murdered his mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. In the company of his close friend Polydorus, he goes to Tauris by order of Apollo. Once there, Orestes and Polydorus are imprisoned and sentenced to be sacrificed.
Iphigenia, sister to Orestes although she does not know it, is the priestess of the city and is responsible for executing the tragic fate of these foreigners.
The Teatro de la Zarzuela and the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Museum are organising a joint exhibition, Amat/Escena, about the staging designs of Frederic Amat. This exhibition will be running in November at the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Museum.
Director – Pablo ViarMusical director – Francesc PratStage design – Frederic AmatLighting – Albert FauraWardrobe – Gabriela SalaberriMusic – José de NebraLibretto – Nicolás González MartínezOrchestra – Orquesta de la Comunidad de MadridCast:Iphigenia – María BayoOrestes – Auxiliadora ToledanoDircea – Ruth GonzálezPolidoro – Erika EscribáCofieta – Lidia VinyesMochila – Mireia Pinto
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