This is passion
Heartbroken Orpheus has been granted the chance to bring his beloved wife Eurydice back from the underworld with one condition; he must not look at her – even for a moment – on their long journey home. But how can he resist the temptation to look into the eyes of his true love?
Created in association with internationally renowned contemporary circus company Circa and set to some of the most stirring music ever written; this is opera like you’ve never seen before – mixing thrilling acrobatics, exquisite singing, and striking video design to take us to hell and back.
“Elegant and beautiful.” The Courier Mail
“A glorious work.” The Australian
“Thoroughly engrossing production.” Stage Whispers
Conductor Dane Lam
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Costumes Libby McDonnell
Set Design Yaron Lifschitz
Lighting Alex Berlage
Video Boris Bagattini
Associate Director Heather Fairbairn
Associate Circus Director Bridie Hooper
Choreography Yaron Lifschitz, Bridie Hooper and the Circa Ensemble
Orpheus Owen Willetts
Eurydice & Amor Natalie Christie Peluso
Opera Queensland Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Free pre-performance talks for Orpheus & Eurydice will commence one hour before the performance except performances on Thursday, 24 October and Thursday, 31 October 2019. The talk will last approximately 25 minutes.
Orpheus & Eurydice contains infrequent partial nudity.
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