Iphigenia in exile : a music theatre piece in one act for soprano, 9 instrumentalists and pre-recorded chorus of 6 women
by Helen Gifford and Richard Meredith (1985)
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Iphigenia in exile : a music theatre piece in one act / music by Helen Gifford ; text by Richard Meredith
Library shelf no. Q 782.14/GIF 1 [Available for loan]
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Library shelf no. 782.14/GIF 2 [Not for loan]
Instrumentation: Soprano voice, piccolo, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, mandolin, mandolin guitar, percussion (3 players), pre-recorded chorus of 6 women.
Duration: 45 min.
Written for: Barbara Sambell
Commission note: Commissioned with funds provided by Australia Council.. Grants from the Literature, Music and Theatre Boards of the Australia Council were given to write the libretto and music.
First performance: by Deborah Kayser — 8 Jun 10.
Libretto based upon 'Iphigenia in Taurus' by Euripides.
Awards & Prizes
|2011||Art Music Awards: Work of the Year: Vocal/Choral||Finalist||Helen Gifford|
Resonate article: Podcast and iPad App of Helen Gifford's opera Exile by Australian Music Centre
Resonate article: Helen Gifford: still writing, still modernist and still brilliant by Rosalind Appleby
Resonate article: Art Music Awards 2011 - finalists announced by Australian Music Centre
- Inspired by: Literature & Poetry
Performances of this work
8 Jun 10: featuring Deborah Kayser.
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