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Orfeo ed Euridice | Longborough Festival Opera

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Longborough Festival OperaMoreton-in-Marsh, South-West, GL56 9QF, United Kingdom
2017 July 29, 30, August 01 at 17:00
Festival: Longborough Opera Festival
Longborough Festival Opera
Jeremy SilverConductor
Maria JaguszDirector
Richard StuderSet Designer, Costume Designer
He WuMezzo-sopranoAmore
Nazan FikretSopranoEuridice
Hanna-Liisa KirchinMezzo-sopranoOrfeo
Longborough Festival Opera Orchestra
Dan SaggersLighting Designer
Mark SmithChoreography
Jack HoltonBaritone

Orfeo ed Euridice is based on the tale of Orpheus, one of the most famous and beloved Greek myths, and features some of Gluck’s best known pieces of music including the ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’ and ‘Che farò senza Euridice’.

Marking the composer’s attempt to reform the complex plots and music of baroque opera, Orfeo ed Euridice reconnected the music with the drama. Its underground rescue-mission plot influenced many works that followed, including Fidelio and The Magic Flute.

This new production from director Maria Jagusz and designer Richard Studer (Jenůfa, Longborough 2016) is Longborough's Young Artist Production for 2017 – in which emerging singers and players unite in an important early step towards stardom.

Longborough Festival Opera is one of the UK's finest country opera houses, an intimate 500-seat theatre set amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Take in the picturesque views, bring a picnic and enjoy spectacular opera – the 2017 Festival includes Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.

Hanna-Liisa Kirchin (Orfeo) © Matthew Williams-Ellis
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