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12 Sep 2007

Iphigénie en Tauride, Royal Opera House, London

Iphigénie by Michel-Ange Slodtz (1705-1764) [Musée du Louvre]By Andrew Clark ]Financial Times, 11 September 2007]

One problem faces all Gluck interpreters: how do you extract the meat from the marble? It explains why we encounter his masterpieces so rarely, and why Monday’s performance of Iphigénie en Tauride – the first at Covent Garden for 35 years – was so uninvolving.

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