ORFEO ED EURIDICE

ORFEO ED EURIDICE

Date:  14th February

Time: 8:00pm

Price: €31.00

Irish National Opera & United Fall

ORFEO ED EURIDICE

by Christoph Willibald Gluck 

In partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra 

Gluck’s revolutionary opera  Orfeo ed Euridice  was a highlight of Galway International Arts Festival 2018 where it had a run of sold out performances. This major new production from  Irish National Opera  and United Fall is directed and choreographed by one of Ireland’s most exciting dance theatre makers, Emma Martin, who "creates the sublime out of grief" (The Independent). 

Mezzo soprano  Sharon Carty’s  performance in the title role is “compelling, both vocally and dramatically” (Goldenplec). She is “well matched by  Sarah Power’s  mysterious Euridice” (Sunday Independent).  Emma Nash  is a “powerfully soaring Amore” (Sunday Independent), and the production also features an ensemble of four singers and four United Fall dancers who “beautifully amplify the libretto” (The Independent). 

The power of the Orpheus myth lies in its balance between mortality and hope, transcendence and love. Orfeo ed Euridice is a powerful mix of music, song, dance and imagery, and features Gluck’s famous and profoundly moving aria Che farò senza Euridice. Sabine Dargent's set design is described as “sublime”, and Stephen Dodd's lighting design as “meticulous" (Exeunt Magazine) while Catherine Fay's costumes are "simply stunning" (Irish Independent)”. 

Peter Whelan, “consistently attentive to the balance of voices and instruments” (The Irish Times), conducts the Irish Baroque Orchestra.  

Sung in Italian with English surtitles 

 

Duration: 85 mins (no interval) 

Irish National Opera and United Fall are funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon 

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CAST

Orfeo:  Sharon Carty 

Euridice:  Sarah Power 

Amore:  Emma Nash 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor:  Peter Whelan 

Director & Choreographer:  Emma Martin 

Set Designer:  Sabine Dargent 

Costume Designer:  Catherine Fay 

Lighting Design:  Stephen Dodd 

 

CHORUS

Soprano:  Emma Nash 

Mezzo Soprano:  Dominica Williams 

Tenor:  Fearghal Curtis 

Bass:  Matthew Mannion 

 

UNITED FALL DANCERS

Robyn Byrne

Stephanie Dufresne

Javier Ferrer

Sophia Preidel

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“It's a triumph for all” Sunday Independent 

“An opera of intense, crisp energy ★★★★ ”    The Irish Times 

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ORFEO ED EURIDICE