Fall into an ecstatic dream…or is it a nightmare?
Journey to the underworld and back. Gluck’s heartbreaking opera follows the grieving Orpheus into the jaws of Hades to rescue his beloved Eurydice. He must complete his quest without looking back, or lose Eurydice forever.
Awe-inspiring acrobatics meet Gluck’s exquisite music in a genre-busting production, making this a highlight of Sydney Festival. Projections seamlessly integrate surtitles into the action on stage, as brilliant singers come together with the trailblazing circus artists of Circa, one of Australia’s most successful cultural exports.
In this visually stunning production, Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz has created a mesmerising experience, exploring the intersection between love and death that is the beating heart of Orpheus & Eurydice.
The role of Orpheus demands vocal beauty and dramatic virtuosity, and we’re delighted to bring the world’s best to your stage in sensational French countertenor Christophe Dumaux. He performs opposite Australian soprano Cathy-Di Zhang, making her role debut singing both Eurydice and Amor under the baton of conductor Dane Lam.
1hr 20min (no interval)
January 12th, 2024
January 31st, 2024
Please Note: This production contains infrequent partial nudity.
GETTING TO THE VENUE: One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: The Sydney Opera House is a six-minute walk to Circular Quay which is regularly served by public buses, trains and ferries to Circular Quay.
BY CAR: Wilson Parking owns and operates the public Sydney Opera House Car Park, which is located at 2 Macquarie Street (Northern end). The car park is open 24 hours, 7 days a week, and has undercover access to the Sydney Opera House Lower Concourse.
For further information please visit the Sydney Opera House
CONDUCTOR: Dane Lam
DIRECTOR & SET DESIGNER: Yaron Lifschitz
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: Heather Fairbairn
COSTUME DESIGNER: Libby McDonnell
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Alexander Berlage
PROJECTION DESIGNER: Boris Bagattini
CHOREOGRAPHY: Yaron Lifschitz, Bridie Hooper and Circa Ensemble
ORFEO: Christophe Dumaux
EURIDICE/AMORE: Cathy-Di Zhang
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
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