Vancouver Opera – Orfeo ed Euridice

Orfeo ed Euridice

Overview

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of  opera and contemporary dance. This production is a Vancouver Opera premiere and marks the first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and Dance, and The Dance Centre. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.

Overview

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of  opera and contemporary dance. This production is a Vancouver Opera premiere and marks the first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre. Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.

Performances:

Sat Dec 4 | 7:30PM
Sun Dec 5 | 2:00PM
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Runtime

90 minutes, no intermission

Performances:

Sat Dec 4 | 7:30PM
Sun Dec 5 | 2:00PM
Click to view available seats

Runtime:

90 minutes, no intermission

Synopsis

Synopsis

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of  opera and contemporary dance. This production is a Vancouver Opera premiere and marks the first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre.

This exquisite opera follows the ancient Greek myth of Orfeo, a divinely gifted musician and poet, who moves the deities of the Underworld with the beauty of his music and poetry to lead his love Euridice back to the world of the living. This timeless story of love is conducted by Leslie Dala and directed and choreographed by Idan Cohen as a celebration of  opera and contemporary dance. This production is a Vancouver Opera premiere and marks the first collaboration with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre.

Cast

Cast

Co-Production with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre

Conductor: Leslie Dala

Director & Choreographer: Idan Cohen

Orfeo (mezzo soprano) Mireille Lebel

Euridice (soprano) Krisztina Szabó

Amore (soprano) Mireille Asselin

Co-Production with Ne. Sans Opera and The Dance Centre

Conductor: Leslie Dala

Director & Choreographer: Idan Cohen

Orfeo (mezzo soprano) Mireille Lebel

Euridice (soprano) Krisztina Szabó

Amore (soprano) Mireille Asselin

Kristina Szabó

soprano
(Euridice)

Mireille Lebel

mezzo-soprano
(Orfeo)

Mireille Asselin

soprano
(Amore)

Kristina Szabó

soprano
(Euridice)

Mireille Lebel

mezzo-soprano
(Orfeo)

Mireille Asselin

soprano
(Amore)

Creative Team

Creative Team

Idan Cohen

Director & Choreographer

Leslie Dala

Conductor

Idan Cohen

Director & Choreographer

Leslie Dala

Conductor

Idan Cohen

Director & Choreographer 

Les Dala

Conductor

Cast

Cast

Production Program

Read the digital house programme for Amahl and get to know more about this opera, the cast, creative team and the digital season!

Production Program

Read the digital house programme for Amahl and get to know more about this opera, the cast, creative team and the digital season!

Video/Interview #1

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Composer

Christoph Gluck (July 2, 1714–November 15, 1787)

Gluckwasa Bohemian-Austrian composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. He became a key figure in influencing the transition between baroque and classical opera. During the latter half of the 18th century, Gluck began to explore beyond the confines of opera seria. He advocated that all aspects be subservient to the overarching drama. This led to a movement and Orfeo ed Euridice became the poster child of this reform. Gluck cut back on the vocal virtuosity afforded to singers and instead gave the orchestra and chorus a larger presence. After pioneering this movement, he made his way to France where he adopted the styles of Lully and Rameau: the pillars of French Opera. He merged the traditions of Italian and French Opera and found much success under the patronage of Marie Antoinette. After a successful tenure in the Parisian operatic world, Gluck returned to Vienna where he lived out the remainder of his life.

Christoph Gluck (July 2, 1714–November 15, 1787)

Gluckwasa Bohemian-Austrian composer of Italian and French opera in the early classical period. He became a key figure in influencing the transition between baroque and classical opera. During the latter half of the 18th century, Gluck began to explore beyond the confines of opera seria. He advocated that all aspects be subservient to the overarching drama. This led to a movement and Orfeo ed Euridice became the poster child of this reform. Gluck cut back on the vocal virtuosity afforded to singers and instead gave the orchestra and chorus a larger presence. After pioneering this movement, he made his way to France where he adopted the styles of Lully and Rameau: the pillars of French Opera. He merged the traditions of Italian and French Opera and found much success under the patronage of Marie Antoinette. After a successful tenure in the Parisian operatic world, Gluck returned to Vienna where he lived out the remainder of his life.

Music

CASTING AND PERFORMANCES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Video/Interview #1

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.

Video/Interview #2

Stage Director Sarah Jane Pelzer speaks about Amahl‘s message of family and togetherness, and of the unique challenges of creating opera right now.