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Ifigenia in Aulide (1738)

modern premiere by Ars Minerva inNovember/December 2018

Composed by Giovanni Porta, libretto by Apostolo Zeno

Ifigenia in Aulide
Ifigenia in Aulide

Designed by

Nicole Spencer Carrera

The Greek army, ready to battle against Troy under the command of King Agamemnon, was detained by contrary winds in the port of Aulis. The King appealed to the Oracle and the response was clear: it would not be possible to sail to Troy, without first placating the wrath of the Goddess Diana with a death. The death and sacrifice of Iphigenia, daughter of the King.

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