• July 2018
  • Galway

Orfeo ed Euridice

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

“There is no musical rule that I have not willingly sacrificed to dramatic effect” - Christoph Willibald von Gluck

The great musical myth. Orpheus rescues his wife Euridice from the Underworld. A revolutionary new mix of 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
“This is the moment a star is born, I told myself as I sat breathlessly through mezzo soprano Sharon Carty’s sublime rendering of the aria Scherza infida” - The Sunday Business Post
“Sarah Power used her bright, personable soprano with unfailing taste and technical ease – supremely so in her mesmeric Act 3 aria… a fitting climax to the whole performance” - Opera Magazine

IN ASSOCIATION WITH GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH UNITED FALL 
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IRISH BAROQUE ORCHESTRA

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