Iphigénie en Tauride

I do not honestly know much about opera but I found this stage really interesting. It is the opera Iphigénie en Tauride by Christoph Willibald Gluck that was first performed in Paris on 18 May 1779. It is a drama around a family of complete self-destructs.

In this new version, the director Robert Carsen has created something really pure and minimalist, where characters only wear simple white robes or black shirts and pants.

The scenery have no unnecessary elements not to distract viewers and to keep focus on the story. The elements used to explain the argument just are swords, chalk, water and light and shadows compositions.