Washington National Opera offers 'Iphigenie en Tauride'
If you aren't in the habit of excavating the Sun's Web site, you may have missed this: my review of "Iphigenie en Tauride" at Washington National Opera. And we wouldn't want you to be out of that loop, would we?
I didn't expect to attend two productions of this masterwork by Gluck in the same season, both starring Placido Domingo.
I found the Metropolitan Opera's version to be quite compelling back in February; I found WNO's very different approach equally absorbing.
And in both cases, Domingo's singing proved remarkably satisfying. He really is an amazing artist.
Like a lot of opera lovers, I spend a fair amount of time bemoaning the fact that we don't have as many fabulous singers as previous generations enjoyed. Then I remember Domingo.
End of lamentation.
In my interview with the tenor earlier this month, he noted that Gluck was ripe for more attention.
"The public is very much in love with Handel now," Domingo said. "I think, little by little, it is going to be the same with Gluck." I hope he's right.
PHOTO (by Scott Suchman) COURTESY OF WNO