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Orphee is the first of a trilogy of music theatre pieces that Philip Glass wrote in the 1990s based on films by Jean Cocteau. Orphee - Orpheus transformed into a trendy French poet - goes on his journey into the afterlife, accompanied by Philip Glass's mesmeric music. Performed in English.


Nicholas Lester (Orphee), Sarah Tynan (Eurydice), Jennifer France (Princess), Nicky Spence (Heurtebise), Anthony Gregory (Cegeste), Clive Bayley (Judge/Commissaire), Simon Shibambu (Poet), Rachael Lloyd (Aglanice), William Morgan (Reporter)


Music: Philip Glass
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Director: Netia Jones
Costume: Netia Jones
Design(s): Netia Jones (video), Lizzie Clachan
Translation(s): Netia Jones, Emma Jenkins
Lighting: Lucy Carter
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.


Orphee (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1507326816. Details of all Orphee archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0518439436

Archive Listings

15 Nov 19
29 Nov 19
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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