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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.

Music Monteverdi.

Archive listings for Orfeo

Work type: Opera or Operetta.


Sung in EnglishProducer Roundhouse. Producer Royal Opera. Conductor Christoher Moulds. Director Michael Boyd. Translation Don Paterson. Design Tom Piper. Lighting Jean Kalman. Sound Paul Arditti. Performer Gyula Orendt (Orfeo). Performer Susanna Hurrell (Euridice/Echo). Performer Mary Bevan (Music/Nymph). Performer Rachel Kelly (Persephone). Performer Callum Thorpe (Pluto). Performer James Platt (Charon). Performer Susan Bickley (Messenger). Performer Anthony Gregory (Shepherd 1). Performer Amar Muchhala (Shepherd 2/Apollo). Performer Christopher Lowery (Shepherd 3/Hope). Company Orchestra of the Early Opera Company.
13 Jan 15 to 24 Jan 15Roundhouse, West End :: V242
listing details L02016613277


In 2013, Silent Opera begin their three ? year mission to stage innovative new performances of Monteverdi's trilogy of operas, starting with arguably the first opera ever written: L'Orfeo. Being played in Trinity Buoy Wharf, East India Dock.Company Silent Opera.
6 Feb 13 to 10 Feb 13General, Inner London :: V1231
listing details L604127244


Company Hampstead Garden Opera. Director Matthew Eberhardt. Musical Director Oliver-John Ruthven.
9 Nov 12 to 18 Nov 12Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Inner London :: V1170
listing details L363782582


Producer CU Baroque Ensemble. Company Fitzwilliam Chamber Orchestra.
27 Jan 09 to 31 Jan 09ADC Theatre, Cambridge :: V18
listing details L812650544


Running time 1hr 45 mins (no interval).Sung in Italian with English titlesCompany Opera North. Director Christopher Alden. Conductor Christopher Moulds. Design Paul Steinberg. Costume Doey Luthi. Lighting Adam Silverman. Choreographer Claire Glaskin. Performer Paul Nilon (Orfeo). Performer Anna Stephany (Euridice). Performer Andrew Foster-Williams. Performer Graeme Broadbent. Performer Ann Taylor. Performer Jessica Walker. Performer Nicholas Sharratt. Performer James McOran-Campbell. Performer Ashley Catling. Performer Amy Freston. Performer Damian Thantrey. Performer James Laing. Performer Celeste Lazarenko.
10 Mar 07Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
listing details L1218268667
3 Mar 07The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
listing details L237729548
24 Feb 07Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
listing details L01060117478
16 Feb 07 to 17 Mar 07Grand Theatre and Opera House, Leeds :: V975
listing details L089878232


Sung in EnglishCompany English Touring Opera. Conductor Robert Howarth. Director James Conway. Design Kathy Prendergast (Installation Designer). Design Ellen Dowell (Associate Designer). Lighting Matthew Haskins. Performer Susan Atherton. Performer Hal Cazalet. Performer Sean Clayton. Performer Jane Harrington. Performer Katherine Manley. Performer Huw Rhys-Evans. Performer Martin Robson. Performer David Stout. Performer Joana Thome.
29 Nov 06 to 2 Dec 06Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L01468198568
23 Nov 06 to 25 Nov 06Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
listing details L967286401
13 Nov 06Buxton Opera House, Buxton :: V424
listing details L235562897
4 Nov 06New Theatre Royal, Lincoln :: V442
listing details L46659891
30 Oct 06Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury :: V674
listing details L0474853187
25 Oct 06 to 28 Oct 06Northcott Theatre, Exeter :: V886
listing details L724698994
21 Oct 06Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L0829485919
6 Oct 06Hackney Empire, Outer London :: V309
listing details L954943887


New Production.Producer English National Opera. Producer Handel and Haydn Society (Boston). Conductor Laurence Cummings. Director Chen Shi-Zheng. Design Tom Pye. Costume Caitlin Ward. Translation Christopher Cowell. Company Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Performer John Mark Ainsley (Orfeo). Performer Elizabeth Watts (Musica/Hope). Performer Brindley Sherratt (Pluto). Performer Stephanie Marshall (Proserpina). Performer Tom Randle (Apollo/First Shepherd).
15 Apr 06 to 28 Apr 06London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L280461927


Company Trinity College of Music.
6 Jul 05 to 9 Jul 05Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
listing details L0390373637


Director Emmanuelle Haim (music). Performer Ian Bostridge (Orfeo). Performer Paul Agnew (Shepherd). Performer Alice Coote (Messagiera). Performer Christopher Maltman (Apollo).
12 Jan 03 to 14 Jan 03Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L503281490


RevivalConductor Anthony Rolfe Johnson. Director David Freeman. Design Hayden Griffin. Lighting Rory Dempster. Translation Anne Ridler. Performer John Mark Ainsley (Orfeo). Performer Christine Rice (Messenger). Performer Sandra Ford (Music). Performer Keel Watson (Charon). Performer Suzannah Clarke (Eurydice). Performer Dean Robinson (Pluto). Performer Mark Padmore (Apollo). Performer Emer McGilloway (Hope). Performer Mark Le Brocq (Shepherd). Performer Mark Milhofer (Shepherd). Performer Stephen Wallace (Shepherd). Performer Leigh Melrose (Shepherd). Performer Mary Nelson (Nymph). Performer Mark Le Brocq (Spirit). Performer Leigh Melrose (Spirit).
17 Sep 99 to 18 Oct 99London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0585144173


Company Kent Opera. Performer Gwion Thomas. Director Tim Carroll. Design Roger Butlin.
20 Oct 98Britten Theatre, Inner London :: V172
listing details L0555523880
16 Oct 98Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
listing details L997586254
13 Oct 98Christ's Hospital Theatre, Horsham :: V724
listing details L365551371
21 May 98 to 22 May 98Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
listing details L705684229
1 Mar 97Theatre Royal, Margate :: V685
listing details L01869793344


Choreographer Trisha Brown. Company Trisha Brown Company. Conductor Rene Jacobs. Design Roland Aeschimann. Performer Collegium Vocale and Concerto Vocal. Performer Simon Keenlyside. Performer Carlo Allemano. Performer Juanita Lascarro. Performer Mauro Utzeri. Performer Martina Dike. Performer John Bowen.
3 Jun 98 to 6 Jun 98Barbican Centre, West End :: V371
listing details L01449810837

Other listings

8 Mar 97Festival Theatre, Paignton :: V891
listing details L905132605

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