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Captivating and ebullient, Mark Morris's Orfeo ed Euridice first debuted at the Met in 2007 and now returns as part of the 2019/20 Season. Vivid and contemporary, discover the ancient Greek myth once more with Jamie Barton as Orfeo, tasked with diving into the underworld to retrieve their lover Eurydice. Set to Gluck's inimitable score, this much-anticipated revival is conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.
What is the story?
Orfeo mourns his recently departed wife Eurydice at her tomb, despairing at the thought of living without her. When Amore offers him the chance to see her again, he accepts the quest, his heart full of a possible reunion. However, he must accept the terms of his task, when he rescues her, he is not to look upon her before they make their return. Orfeo stills his nerve and resolves to complete the journey, regardless of the implications.
With a dangerous journey to Elysium, the wrath of the Furies and one very confused lover, Orfeo and Eurydice is the perfect story for fans of opera, old and new.
Opening night: 20 October 2019
Sung in Italian with Met titles in English, German, Spanish and Italian
One hour and 25 minutes
Jamie Barton as Orfeo
Hei-Kyung Hong as Euridice
Hera Hyesang Park as Amore
Conductor - Mark Wigglesworth
Composer - Gluck
Librettist - Ranieri de'Calzabigi
Production - Mark Morris
Sets - Allen Moyer
Costume - Isaac Mizrahi
Lighting - James F. Ingalls
Chreography - Mark Morris
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