National Opera House Event

Irish National Opera present ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’

2 March 2019

Tickets: €20-€30

Irish National Opera & United Fall

Orfeo ed Euridice

by Christoph Willibald Gluck

In partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra


This major new production from Irish National Opera and United Fall is directed and choreographed by one of Ireland’s most exciting dance theatre-makers, Emma Martin, who "creates the sublime out of grief" (The Independent).

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 “beautifully amplify the libretto” (The Independent).

The power of the Orpheus myth lies in its balance between mortality and hope, transcendence and love. Orfeo ed Euridice is a powerful mix of music, song, dance and imagery, and features Gluck’s famous and profoundly moving aria Che farò senza Euridice. Sabine Dargent's set design is described as “sublime”, and Stephen Dodd's lighting design as “meticulous" (Exeunt Magazine) while Catherine Fay's costumes are "simply stunning" (Irish Independent)”.

“It's a triumph for all” - Sunday Independent

“An opera of intense, crisp energy ★★★★ ” - The Irish Times

 

Cast:

Orfeo: Sharon Carty
Euridice: Sarah Power
Amore: Emma Nash

Creative team:

Conductor: Peter Whelan
Director & Choreographer Emma Martin
Set Designer: Sabine Dargent
Costume Designer: Catherine Fay
Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd

Chorus:

Soprano: Emma Nash
Mezzo Soprano : Dominica Williams
Tenor: Fearghal Curtis
Bass: Mathew Mannion
 

United Fall Dancers:

Robyn Byrne, Stephanie Defresne, Javier Ferrer & Sophia Preidel.

Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Duration: 85 mins 

Irish National Opera and United Fall are funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

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