Orpheus & Eurydice

Orpheus & Eurydice

3 (1) · Opera & Ballet

How far would you go to rescue the one you love?

Overview

Gluck’s elegant account of the Orpheus myth is a milestone of eighteenth-century opera.

Willing to go to any lengths to be reunited with his one true love, the gods agree to let the grief-stricken Orpheus rescue his wife Eurydice from the underworld. But there’s a catch. To be together again, Orpheus can’t look back at Eurydice, or she will be lost to him forever.

Gluck’s score is filled with sublime melody and richly colourful orchestral writing from Orpheus’s anguished outbursts at Eurydice’s death, through to the exquisite classical beauty of the ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’.

Critic reviews

Fitfully striking but frustrating

The Times

Wayne McGregor’s visually striking, strongly sung production of Gluck's take on the Orpheus myth

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Tue 1 Oct - Tue 19 Nov, 1.45pm, 2pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 1 hr 30 mins

Venue

St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London, UK · Get Directions

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