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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)

Iphigenia in exile


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Iphigenia in exile : libretto / music by Helen Gifford ; text by Richard Meredith

Library shelf no. 782.14/GIF 2 [Not for loan]

Work Details

Year: 1985

Instrumentation: Soprano voice, piccolo, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, mandolin, mandolin guitar, percussion (3 players), pre-recorded chorus of 6 women.

Duration: 45 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

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

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
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


Performances of this work

22 Jun 2010: at Helen Gifford's Exile: live studio recording (Iwaki Auditorium). Featuring Deborah Kayser.

8 Jun 10: featuring Deborah Kayser.

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