NOTE: Performances originally scheduled for April 9-17, 2021 and later cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Greek myth of Orpheus, who uses the transcendent power of music to reclaim his dead wife from the underworld, has inspired countless operas and dramas — but none more sublime than this glorious masterwork. 257 years after the premiere, it still packs an emotional punch. Be there as Orfeo, guided by Amore, charms his way into Hades, takes on the relentless Furies, finds his beloved Euridice, faces down Death twice — and wins!
“I want her back from you, oh tyrannous gods!”
Fathomless grief and transcendent love — it’s all here in music and drama that thrills with ballet and a chorus, famous arias, and the mesmerizing “Dance of the Furies.”
No Greek togas here, but a fresh realization, where the land of the living is filled with beauties, including “Euridice’s emergence from the tomb in a shower of rose petals.” San Francisco Classical Voice
Sung in Italian with English Supertitles PG