Électre et Iphigénie

The Trojan War. King Agamemnon and his fleet navigate the waters of the Aegean Sea. Having ignited the anger of Diana, goddess of the hunt, the king must sacrifice his own daughter, Iphigenia, to protect his crew, setting in motion the downfall of one of the most powerful families of the Greek mythology.

Électre et Iphigénie tells the story of two of Agamemnon’s daughters using music from both Gluck and Mozart’s most dramatic opera arias. Conceived by Nicolas Ellis, the concert will be staged in collaboration with lighting designer and visual artist Flavie Lemée. Taken out of their original operatic contexts, the characters of both sisters will be brought to life by internationally renowned soprano Karina Gauvin. Électre et Iphigénie delves into each character’s past to shed light on their respective journeys and complex inner worlds.

Music :

Excerpts from the operas Idomeneo by Mozart, Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride and more!

Thursday, April 27, 2023, 8pm

Friday, April 28, 2023, 8pm


40$ – Regular
25 – Youth (35 and under)
10 – Minors (17 and under)


Karina Gauvin, soprano

And l’Orchestre de l’Agora, under the direction of Nicolas Ellis


GluckIphigénie En Aulide – Opening
HaydnSymphony no.39 – mvt I
GluckIphigénie en Aulide – O Diane sois-nous propice
GluckIphigénie en Tauride – O toi qui prolongeas mes jours
HaydnSymphony no.39 – mvt IV
Gluck Sémiramis – Ballet pantomime – No.12-15
MozartIdomeneo – No.4 Tutto nel cor vi sento
GluckOrphée et Eurydice – Danse des furies


Gluck Iphigénie en Tauride – Ballet memes contraire
GluckIphigénie en Tauride – Non, cet affreux devoir… Je t’implore et je tremble
GluckIphigénie en Tauride – O malheureuse Iphigénie
MozartIdomeneo – Opening
MozartConcerto pour clarinette – Mvt II – Adagio
MozartIdomeneo – No.25 Marcia
MozartIdomeneo – No.13 Idol mio
MozartIdomeneo – No.29a Oh smania… D’Oreste d’Aiace