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The story begins with the wedding of Orfeo, a musician of almost magical power, to Euridice. The announcement of Euridice's sudden death cuts the wedding celebrations brutally short. For Orfeo, who had loved her for so long, the news is almost beyond endurance. He resolves to do the seemingly impossible: to return her to life, at whatever the cost. Revival

Performers John Mark Ainsley (Orfeo), Christine Rice (Messenger), Sandra Ford (Music), Keel Watson (Charon), Suzannah Clarke (Eurydice), Dean Robinson (Pluto), Mark Padmore (Apollo), Emer McGilloway (Hope), Mark Le Brocq (Shepherd), Mark Milhofer (Shepherd), Stephen Wallace (Shepherd), Leigh Melrose (Shepherd), Mary Nelson (Nymph), Mark Le Brocq (Spirit), Leigh Melrose (Spirit).
Music Monteverdi. Conductor Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Director David Freeman. Design Hayden Griffin. Lighting Rory Dempster. Translation Anne Ridler.


Orfeo (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T01673956392. Details of all Orfeo archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2041

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17 Sep 99
18 Oct 99
London Coliseum
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