Ballet

Iphigenie auf Tauris

Pina Bausch

Dance-opera in four acts after Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera of the same name Libretto by Nicolas Francois Guillard, German version J. B. v. Alxinger and Ch. W. Gluck

In 1974 Pina Bausch created her dance-opera »Iphigenie auf Tauris« to the music of the opera of the same name by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Accompanied by live singers and musicians, she employed her intensive and impulsive physical vocabulary to brilliantly interpret the story of the Greek princess Iphigenie, who serves as a priestess to Diana on the island of Tauris, and who is required to sacrifice her own brother – believed to be lost – to the goddess.

Summary

In 1974 Pina Bausch created her dance-opera »Iphigenie auf Tauris« to the music of the opera of the same name by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Accompanied by live singers and musicians, she employed her intensive and impulsive physical vocabulary to brilliantly interpret the story of the Greek princess Iphigenie, who serves as a priestess to Diana on the island of Tauris, and who is required to sacrifice her own brother – believed to be lost – to the goddess.

Complete Cast

  • Choreographie
    Pina Bausch
  • Conductor
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    Pina Bausch
    Jürgen Dreier
  • Choir
    Gerd Amelung

  • Gesang

    Iphigenie
  • Thoas
  • Orest
  • Pylades
  • Diana

  • Tanz

    Iphigenie
  • Thoas
  • Orest
  • Pylades

  • Künstlerische Leitung
    Clémentine Deluy
    Dominique Mercy
  • Künstlerische Beratung
    Malou Airaudo
    Barbara Kaufmann
  • Staged by Herren
    Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by Damen
    Barbara Kaufmann
    Thusnelda Mercy
  • Staged by »Iphigenie«
    Clémentine Deluy
  • Staged by »Orest«
    Dominique Mercy
  • Staged by »Pylades«
    Ed Kortlandt
    Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by »Thoas«
    Andrey Berezin
  • Beratung Set Design
    Gerburg Stoffel
  • Beratung Music
    Matthias Burkert
  • Beratung Kostüm
    Petra Leidner
  • Beratung Lighting Design
    Fernando Jacon
    Jo Verlei
  • Projektleitung der Pina Bausch Foundation
    Gesa Linnéa Hocke

  • Dramaturgy (Dresden)

Restaged by Semperoper Ballett 2019
Thanks to: Daphnis Kokkinos, Julie Shanahan, Julie Ann Stanzak, Michael Strecker, Tsai-Chin Yu und Jan Michael Horstmann

Cooperation of the Semperoper Ballett and the Pina Bauch Foundation in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Generously supported by the Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Information on the world premiere 1974

Pina Bausch
Iphigenie auf Tauris

Tanzoper in vier Akten
nach der gleichnamigen Oper von Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto von Nicolas François Guillard;
deutsche Fassung von J. B. v. Alxinger und Ch. W. Gluck

Choreografie: Pina Bausch
Bühnenbild/Kostüm: Pina Bausch, Jürgen Dreier

Uraufführung am 21. April 1974 Tanztheater Wuppertal

Musikalische Leitung: Reinhard Petersen, Chöre Jiri Kubica / Werner Wilke
Mitarbeit: Rolf Borzik, Assistenz Hans Pop, Leitung Rolf Bachmann

Besetzung der Uraufführung: Gesang: Bozena Kinasz, Elena Bajew, Theo van Gemert, Luigi Lega, Hartmut Bauer, Reinhold Fischer
Tanz: Malou Airaudo, Dominique Mercy, Ed Kortlandt, Carlos Orta, Colleen Finneran, John Griffin, Tjitske Broersma, Yolanda Meier, Hans Pop, Hiltrud Blanck, Sue Cooper, Josephine Ann Endicott, Stephanie Macoun, Vivienne Newport, Barbara Passow, Monika Wacker, Lajos Horvath, Jean Mindo (Jan Minarik), Mathias Schmidt, Barry Wilkinson, Margaret Huggenberger, Charlotte Butler

Recommendations

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 8 Dec 2019
  • Starting Time 2 pm
  • Intervals after the 2nd act
  • End ca. 4.15 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

  • Choreographie
    Pina Bausch
  • Conductor
    Jonathan Darlington
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    Pina Bausch, Jürgen Dreier
  • Choir
    Gerd Amelung

  • Gesang

    Iphigenie
    Gabriela Scherer
  • Thoas
    Lawson Anderson
  • Orest
    Sebastian Wartig
  • Pylades
    Joseph Dennis
  • Diana
    Roxana Incontrera

  • Tanz

    Iphigenie
    Sangeun Lee
  • Thoas
    Casey Ouzounis
  • Orest
    Francesco Pio Ricci
  • Pylades
    Julian Amir Lacey

  • Künstlerische Leitung
    Clémentine Deluy, Dominique Mercy
  • Künstlerische Beratung
    Malou Airaudo, Barbara Kaufmann
  • Staged by Herren
    Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by Damen
    Barbara Kaufmann, Thusnelda Mercy
  • Staged by »Iphigenie«
    Clémentine Deluy
  • Staged by »Orest«
    Dominique Mercy
  • Staged by »Pylades«
    Ed Kortlandt, Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by »Thoas«
    Andrey Berezin
  • Beratung Set Design
    Gerburg Stoffel
  • Beratung Music
    Matthias Burkert
  • Beratung Kostüm
    Petra Leidner
  • Beratung Lighting Design
    Fernando Jacon, Jo Verlei
  • Projektleitung der Pina Bausch Foundation
    Gesa Linnéa Hocke

  • Dramaturgy (Dresden)
    Juliane Schunke

Restaged by Semperoper Ballett 2019
Thanks to: Daphnis Kokkinos, Julie Shanahan, Julie Ann Stanzak, Michael Strecker, Tsai-Chin Yu und Jan Michael Horstmann

Cooperation of the Semperoper Ballett and the Pina Bauch Foundation in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Generously supported by the Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Selected Performance

  • Tuesday 10 Dec 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after the 2nd act
  • End ca. 9.15 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Kostenloses Nachgespräch im Anschluss an die Vorstellung im Opernkeller.

Cast

  • Choreographie
    Pina Bausch
  • Conductor
    Jonathan Darlington
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    Pina Bausch, Jürgen Dreier
  • Choir
    Gerd Amelung

  • Gesang

    Iphigenie
    Gabriela Scherer
  • Thoas
    Lawson Anderson
  • Orest
    Sebastian Wartig
  • Pylades
    Joseph Dennis
  • Diana
    Roxana Incontrera

  • Tanz

    Iphigenie
    Sangeun Lee
  • Thoas
    Casey Ouzounis
  • Orest
    Francesco Pio Ricci
  • Pylades
    Julian Amir Lacey

  • Künstlerische Leitung
    Clémentine Deluy, Dominique Mercy
  • Künstlerische Beratung
    Malou Airaudo, Barbara Kaufmann
  • Staged by Herren
    Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by Damen
    Barbara Kaufmann, Thusnelda Mercy
  • Staged by »Iphigenie«
    Clémentine Deluy
  • Staged by »Orest«
    Dominique Mercy
  • Staged by »Pylades«
    Ed Kortlandt, Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by »Thoas«
    Andrey Berezin
  • Beratung Set Design
    Gerburg Stoffel
  • Beratung Music
    Matthias Burkert
  • Beratung Kostüm
    Petra Leidner
  • Beratung Lighting Design
    Fernando Jacon, Jo Verlei
  • Projektleitung der Pina Bausch Foundation
    Gesa Linnéa Hocke

  • Dramaturgy (Dresden)
    Juliane Schunke

Restaged by Semperoper Ballett 2019
Thanks to: Daphnis Kokkinos, Julie Shanahan, Julie Ann Stanzak, Michael Strecker, Tsai-Chin Yu und Jan Michael Horstmann

Cooperation of the Semperoper Ballett and the Pina Bauch Foundation in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Generously supported by the Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Selected Performance

  • Thursday 12 Dec 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after the 2nd act
  • End ca. 9.15 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

  • Choreographie
    Pina Bausch
  • Conductor
    Jonathan Darlington
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    Pina Bausch, Jürgen Dreier
  • Choir
    Gerd Amelung

  • Gesang

    Iphigenie
    Gabriela Scherer
  • Thoas
    Lawson Anderson
  • Orest
    Sebastian Wartig
  • Pylades
    Joseph Dennis
  • Diana
    Roxana Incontrera

  • Tanz

    Iphigenie
    Sangeun Lee
  • Thoas
    Casey Ouzounis
  • Orest
    Francesco Pio Ricci
  • Pylades
    Julian Amir Lacey

  • Künstlerische Leitung
    Clémentine Deluy, Dominique Mercy
  • Künstlerische Beratung
    Malou Airaudo, Barbara Kaufmann
  • Staged by Herren
    Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by Damen
    Barbara Kaufmann, Thusnelda Mercy
  • Staged by »Iphigenie«
    Clémentine Deluy
  • Staged by »Orest«
    Dominique Mercy
  • Staged by »Pylades«
    Ed Kortlandt, Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by »Thoas«
    Andrey Berezin
  • Beratung Set Design
    Gerburg Stoffel
  • Beratung Music
    Matthias Burkert
  • Beratung Kostüm
    Petra Leidner
  • Beratung Lighting Design
    Fernando Jacon, Jo Verlei
  • Projektleitung der Pina Bausch Foundation
    Gesa Linnéa Hocke

  • Dramaturgy (Dresden)
    Juliane Schunke

Restaged by Semperoper Ballett 2019
Thanks to: Daphnis Kokkinos, Julie Shanahan, Julie Ann Stanzak, Michael Strecker, Tsai-Chin Yu und Jan Michael Horstmann

Cooperation of the Semperoper Ballett and the Pina Bauch Foundation in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Generously supported by the Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung

Selected Performance

  • Sunday 15 Dec 2019
  • Starting Time 7 pm
  • Intervals after the 2nd act
  • End ca. 9.15 pm
  • Running Time ca. 2 hours 15 minutes

  • Venue Semperoper Dresden

Free introductory talk

  • held in the Semper Opera House cellar 45 minutes before curtain-up

Cast

  • Choreographie
    Pina Bausch
  • Conductor
    Jonathan Darlington
  • Set Design & Costume Design
    Pina Bausch, Jürgen Dreier
  • Choir
    Gerd Amelung

  • Gesang

    Iphigenie
    Gabriela Scherer
  • Thoas
    Lawson Anderson
  • Orest
    Sebastian Wartig
  • Pylades
    Joseph Dennis
  • Diana
    Roxana Incontrera

  • Tanz

    Iphigenie
    Sangeun Lee
  • Thoas
    Casey Ouzounis
  • Orest
    Francesco Pio Ricci
  • Pylades
    Julian Amir Lacey

  • Künstlerische Leitung
    Clémentine Deluy, Dominique Mercy
  • Künstlerische Beratung
    Malou Airaudo, Barbara Kaufmann
  • Staged by Herren
    Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by Damen
    Barbara Kaufmann, Thusnelda Mercy
  • Staged by »Iphigenie«
    Clémentine Deluy
  • Staged by »Orest«
    Dominique Mercy
  • Staged by »Pylades«
    Ed Kortlandt, Fernando Suels Mendoza
  • Staged by »Thoas«
    Andrey Berezin
  • Beratung Set Design
    Gerburg Stoffel
  • Beratung Music
    Matthias Burkert
  • Beratung Kostüm
    Petra Leidner
  • Beratung Lighting Design
    Fernando Jacon, Jo Verlei
  • Projektleitung der Pina Bausch Foundation
    Gesa Linnéa Hocke

  • Dramaturgy (Dresden)
    Juliane Schunke

Restaged by Semperoper Ballett 2019
Thanks to: Daphnis Kokkinos, Julie Shanahan, Julie Ann Stanzak, Michael Strecker, Tsai-Chin Yu und Jan Michael Horstmann

Cooperation of the Semperoper Ballett and the Pina Bauch Foundation in collaboration with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch

Generously supported by the Stiftung Semperoper – Förderstiftung