https://artsemerson.org/events/iphigenia/ Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater
219 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02116
WORLD PREMIERE. Iphigenia was born to be sacrificed - or so the Greek myth would have us believe. But what if she contests her fate? What if the winds don’t blow and the sails hang limp in the sea air? Staring down the history of opera, Iphigenia makes some demands on its future: no more tragic women singing through suicide and going mad in perfect pitch and no more spectacles of women dead and dying. With music by jazz legend Wayne Shorter, libretto by multi-GRAMMY® winning musician esperanza spalding, scenic design by famed architect Frank Gehry, and direction by the acclaimed Lileana Blain-Cruz. An intervention to opera as we know it, Iphigenia disrupts the traditional tale of the sacrificial daughter of Greece in a work that envelopes the classical with the contemporary.