Drag Down the Sky

Composer:
Osvaldo Golijov

Librettist:
Conor McPherson

Composer website:
https://www.boosey.com/cr/music/Osvaldo-Golijov-Drag-Down-the-Sky/102935

Composer contact:
composers.us@boosey.com

Performance forces:
baritone — str 4tet

Length:
0:20

Languages:
Ensligh

Notes:
The situation: The Greek armies are assembled at Aulis, ready to sail to Troy, but for a month there has been no wind to push their sails. The oracle tells Agamemnon that Artemis, the Goddess of the place, has decreed that the wind will only come if he sacrifices his daughter Iphigenia. Agamemnon agrees to the sacrifice and then realizes the consequences of his decision.