The Orpheus myth in which the opera represents just part one of four. The opera follows a non-linear narrative, as the leading characters appear in three distinct guises. First performance in London since 1986. Performed in EnglishPerformers Peter Hoare (Orpheus the Man), Daniel Norman (Orpheus the Myth/Hades), Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Eurydice the Woman), Susan Bickley (Eurydice the Myth/Persephone), James Cleverton (Aristaeus the Man), Simon Bailey (Aristaeus the Myth/Charon), Claron McFadden (The Oracle of the Dead/Hecate), Robert Haward (The Caller), William Morgan (First Priest/Judge of the Dead), David Ireland (Second Priest/Judge of the Dead), Simon Wilding (Third Priest/Judge of the Dead), Charlotte Shaw (First Woman/Fury 1), Katie Coventry (Second Woman/Fury 2), Katie Stevenson (Third Woman/Fury 3).
Music Harrison Birtwistle. Producer English National Opera. Conductor Martyn Brabbins. Conductor James Henshaw (second conductor). Director Daniel Kramer. Design Lizzie Clachan. Costume Daniel Lismore. Lighting Peter Mumford. Design Peter Mumford (video design).