Opera North: Orpheus
Tickets from: £20.00. Friends discount 10%. Under 30s £10.00 (please call the Box Office to book). Under 18s 50% off, excluding Gallery, when accompanied by a full paying adult – up to 4 per adult.
Running time: 2hrs 45mins (including interval)
Sung in Italian and Urdu, with English Titles. Also featuring Malayalam, Bengali, and Punjabi.
Audio described perf with pre-show touch tour: Sat 5 Nov, 7pm
Please note this performance contains haze
The wedding of the year is here as Orpheus, a musician of mythical power, marries graceful Eurydice.
When the newlyweds’ joy is shattered by the sudden death of Eurydice, our heartbroken hero sets off on a mission to the underworld to rescue his bride, certain that his love will overcome adversity. Can Orpheus conquer fate, or will his heart be broken for a second time?
This adventurous new production of the ancient tragedy is told through a meeting of the worlds of Indian and western baroque classical music. The bowed strings of the violin and the tar shehnai, the hammered strings of the santoor, the plucked strings of the harpsichord and sitar, and the rhythms of the tabla shape a unique and beautiful musical encounter between East and West.
Music Directors Jasdeep Singh Degun and Laurence Cummings weave together their respective traditions of Indian classical and western early music, joined by an exciting cast including Ashnaa Sasikaran and Nicholas Watts.
There is a free pre-show talk ahead of this performance with members of the company. Tickets are free but must be pre-booked.
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