Opera in the city 2018 Festival,
Gluck’s opera is based on the Greek myth of Orpheus, who - unable to accept the death of his beloved wife Eurydice - descends into the Underworld to bring her back. Moved by his pleas, the Spirits grant him permission, but there is one condition: while leading her out of Hades, he must not turn around and face her. The timeless love story will be presented as a modern fairy-tale in a new, English translation and with a musical arrangement for piano, violin, flute and harp by musical director Andrew Charity.
Stage director: Pamela Schermann
Musical director: Andrew Charity
Set and costume design: Cindy Lin
Lighting design: Petr Vocka
Assistant set and costume design: Joanna Townley
Cast: Caroline Kennedy (Eurydice), Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (Orpheus), Lizzie Holmes (Amor). Musicians: Nina Kopparhed (violin), Lianna Jefferey (flute), Zita Silva (harp).