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A face of a women covered in ornate jewels

Orpheus

AFTER CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
Sat 5 Nov 2022
Main Stage, Theatre Royal

EVENT INFORMATION

Tickets from: £20.00. Friends discount 10%. Under 30s £10.00. Under 18s 50% off, excluding Gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult.
Evenings: 7pm
Running time: 2 hrs 15mins (including interval)
Multilingual with English titles
Audio described perf with pre-show touch tour: Sat 5 Nov, 7pm

A RE-IMAGINING OF MONTEVERDI’S OPERA 

The story begins with the wedding of Orpheus – a musician of mythical power – to Eurydice. But the celebrations are cut brutally short by Eurydice’s sudden death. This is a grief too great for Orpheus to bear, and he resolves to do anything he can to return her to life.
Monteverdi is often credited with inventing opera in this experimental ‘fable in music’, which both celebrates and demonstrates the transcendent power of music to touch the heart and express the deepest human emotions of love and grief.

Honouring Monteverdi’s pioneering spirit, this new version of Orpheus is born of a union of uniquely talented singers and musicians from both the South Asian and western classical traditions, who invite us to join them in a thrilling reimagining of a beautiful baroque masterpiece. 

In collaboration with South Asian Arts.

There is a free pre-show talk ahead of this performance with members of the company. Tickets are free but must be pre-booked.

Book early and secure the best seats at the best price! We reserve the right to change prices.

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