• 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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Cast & Creative Team

Cast

Orfeo Sharon Carty
Euridice Sarah Power
Amore Emma Nash

Creative Team

Conductor Peter Whelan
Director Emma Martin
Set Designer Sabine Dargent
Costume Designer Catherine Fay
Lighting Designer Stephen Dodd
Irish National Opera Chorus
Irish Baroque Orchestra

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