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A classical tragedy of lacerating beauty and a celebration of the power of music to transform lives and even to transcend death itself, Orfeo ed Euridice, given its premiere in Vienna in 1762, was a milestone in operatic history. Gluck's score broke new ground with its insistence that music should reflect the intense emotions of the characters rather than serve as a vehicle for vacuous vocal display. Orfeo, is a mythic musician of antiquite, whose grief on the death of his wife Euridice is so profound that the gods, out of pity, allow him to descend to the Kingdom of Shades in order to restore her to life - on condition that during their journey back to the human world he should not look into Euridice's face. New Production. Sung in Italian with English titles. A collaboration between the Edinburgh International Festival, dance company Emio Greco I PC and Opera North. Running time approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.


Daniel Taylor (Orfeo), Isabel Monar (Euridice), Claire Ormshaw (Amore)


Music: Christoph Willibald Gluck
Lyrics: Ranieri de Calzabigi
Company: Opera North
Conductor: Nicholas Kok
Choreographer(s): Emio Greco, Pieter C. Scholten
Director(s): Emio Greco, Pieter C. Scholten
Design(s): Emio Greco, Pieter C. Scholten
Costume: Clifford Portier
Lighting: Henk Danner
Other: Joost Rekveld (video designer)

Orfeo Ed Euridice

Orfeo Ed Euridice (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1016582504. Details of all Orfeo Ed Euridice archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0298844125

Archive Listings

13 Nov 04Theatre Royal
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Performance Details => Venue archive
23 Oct 04The Lowry
Salford, Greater Manchester
Performance Details => Venue archive
16 Oct 04Theatre Royal
Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Performance Details => Venue archive
7 Sep 04
11 Sep 04
Grand Theatre and Opera House
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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1 Sep 04
4 Sep 04
Festival Theatre
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