1 January 1847
Degree of relationship to ancient play:
This was Wagner's adaptation of Gluck's Iphigénie en Aulide, originally written for Paris in 1774 (Production ID 5911). According to Hayes in the New Grove Opera, Wagner 'rescored the opera, made numerous cuts and added recitatives and other music of his own; he also changed Act 3 and gave it a new ending, with Diana (called Artemis, her Greek name, by Wagner) ordering Iphigenia to go to Tauris as her High Priestess there, thus effecting a link between Iphigénie en Aulide and Iphigénie en Tauride which was certainly not Gluck's intention'. This version was popular in German-speaking lands. Another famous production was conducted by Mahler in Vienna in 1907.
Media of production:
Opera, musical and related genres