12 Sep 2007
Iphigénie en Tauride, Royal Opera House, London
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.