IphigÈnie en Tauride, Royal Opera House, London

IphigÈnie by Michel-Ange Slodtz (1705-1764) [MusÈe du Louvre]By Andrew Clark ]Financial Times, 11 September 2007]
One problem faces all Gluck interpreters: how do you extract the meat from the marble? It explains why we encounter his masterpieces so rarely, and why Mondayís performance of IphigÈnie en Tauride ñ the first at Covent Garden for 35 years ñ was so uninvolving.