Irish National Opera Presents: Orfeo ed Euridice
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Duration: 85 mins (no interval)
“the show belongs to Carty who sings Orfeo with a deep and commanding grief. Wish that we might all be mourned so.”- Irish Independent
The great musical myth. Orpheus rescues his wife Euridice from the Underworld. A revolutionary new mix or words, singing and dancing. And Gluck’s creative pursuit of beautiful simplicity and dramatic truth.
“I read and re-read Gluck’s scores. I copied them and learnt them by heart. I went without sleep because of them and forgot to eat or drink. An ecstasy possessed me.”- HECTOR BERLIOZ, COMPOSER
“The reason Orfeo or anyone else starts the journey is Love. It is the only power which can bring us safely through.”- JANET BAKER, MEZZO-SOPRANO
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 “gave the opera an added dimension” (Journal of Music).
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH UNITED FALL
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IRISH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA