New Production Orphée et Eurydice (Orpheus and Eurydice)
By Christoph Willibald Gluck
- Language - Sung in French with projected English translations
- Running Time - 2 hours, 20 minutes with 1 intermission
One of opera’s most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. The music reaches true heights of eloquence and emotion. Lyric presents Orphée et Eurydice in the Paris version, which contains thrilling ballet sequences that will come to vivid life under the direction and choreography of the legendary John Neumeier. This highly-anticipated production marks Lyric’s first collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet.
Orphée et Eurydice
by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Croft, Delunsch; Les Musiciens du Louvre, cond. Minkowski. Courtesy of Universal Music Group.
“Objet de mon amour"
“Viens, Viens, Euridice"
Orphée et Eurydice Synopsis
Orpheus’s wife, Eurydice, has died and has been sent to the Underworld. Orpheus is given the chance to bring her back to life under one condition: he must not look at Eurydice during the journey. Orpheus faces the many challenges of the Underworld and retrieves Eurydice, being careful not to look at her, but Eurydice refuses to follow him believing he no longer loves her. Orpheus must decide between love and life in this story featuring riveting music, drama, and dance.
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Meet The Artists
Director, Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer
Associate Set Designer
* Lyric Opera debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumna
‡ Current Member, Ryan Opera Center
MARGOT AND JOSEF LAKONISHOK