Orphee – a modern-day Orpheus and Eurydice
Buy Orphee tickets here on StubHub and be immersed in this hypnotic opera and first in an outstanding trilogy by Philip Glass. The story of this opera is based on the ancient Greek myth and the reimagined 1950s film by Jean Cocteau. This is the timeless tale of Orpheus and Eurydice as never been seen before, featuring a wonderful musical score and libretto by Glass.
Orphee – the land of the living and the dead
See this powerful and intriguing opera when it is next performed at a theatre near you. Based on the 1950 Jean Cocteau film (which in turn is based on the ancient Greek Orpheus myth), Philip Glass created this chamber opera, for which he also wrote the libretto, about Orphee, who, while married to Eurydice, falls in love with a mysterious princess, who is in fact Death in disguise, and then moves between the world of the living and the dead, becoming ever increasingly more obsessed with the idea of immortality. The opera uses nine singers and a chamber orchestra to tell this tale of self-obsession, love, pride and misunderstandings. When this popular opera is performed, tickets sell like hot cakes. You can keep an eye on when Orphee tickets are next released by checking the StubHub website in advance. With just a couple of clicks, they can be yours!
A timeless production told in two acts
This production in two acts was written in 1991 by the award-winning composer Philip Glass and was first commissioned by the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. It had its world premiere in 1993, but it was 2005 before it premiered in Europe, in London. It has since been performed all over the world. The opera is in fact the first in a trilogy that is made up of two other operas, Les Enfants Terribles, which was composed in 1993, and La Belle et la Bete, which was composed in 1994 – both of which are also based on Jean Cocteau screenplays. Don’t forget to take a look to see when this unusual and absorbing opera will next be performed on the StubHub website, where you can also buy Orphee tickets in advance. Not only that, but you can also browse for other upcoming theatre and opera events that you might be interested in, such as Die Zauberflote Lewes, Carmina Burana and Carmen London.
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