Nov 12 - 13 2021
... (Iphigenia)

... (Iphigenia)

Presented by ArtsEmerson at Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

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.

Admission Info

Tickets are from $25.

Phone: 617-824-8400


Dates & Times

2021/11/12 - 2021/11/13

Location Info

Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre

219 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116