English National Opera | The Orpheus Series

English National Opera | The Orpheus Series

English National Opera | The Orpheus Series

An Introduction to The Orpheus Series

London Coliseum
Tue 1 October 2019 - Fri 29 November 2019

Varied times

Christoph Willibald Gluck – Orpheus and Eurydice

Libretto by Pierre-Louis Moline, Version by Hector Berlioz

New Production

1 October – 19 November 2019

Oct 1, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Nov 14 & 19 at 19.30

Oct 12 at 14.00

8 performances

Conductor: Harry Bicket, Director/Choreographer: Wayne McGregor, Set Designer: Lizzie Clachan, Costume Designer: Louise Gray, Lighting Designer: Jon Clark, Translator: Christopher Cowell

CAST INCLUDES Sarah Connolly (Orpheus/Orfeos) Sarah Tynan (Eurydice/Eurydike) Soraya Mafi (Love/Eros)

In collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor


Jacques Offenbach – Orpheus in the Underworld

Libretto by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy, after classical mythology

Freely adapted from the original French by Emma Rice and Tom Morris

New Production

5 October – 28 November 2019

Oct 5, 11, 23, 30 & Nov 1, 8, 12, 21, 26 at 19.30

Oct 19 at 14.00, Oct 26 at 13.45, Nov 28 at 19.00

12 performances

Conductor: Sian Edwards/Valentina Peleggi (Nov 1, 26, 28), Director: Emma Rice, Set Designer: Lizzie Clachan, Costume Designer: Lez Brotherston, Lighting Designer: Malcolm Rippeth, Choreographer: Ella Murfitt, English book: Emma Rice, English lyrics: Tom Morris

CAST INCLUDES Ed Lyon (Orpheus) Claudia Boyle (Eurydice) Lucia Lucas (Public Opinion) Willard White/Robert Hayward (Jupiter) Alex Otterburn (Pluto) Alan Oke (John Styx) Keel Watson (Mars) Idunnu Münch (Venus) Mary Bevan (Diana)

In association with Wise Children


Harrison Birtwistle – The Mask of Orpheus

Libretto by Peter Zinovieff

18 October – 13 November 2019

Oct 18, 25 & Nov 7, 13 at 19.00

Oct 29 at 18.00

5 performances

Conductor: Martyn Brabbins, Second Conductor: James Henshaw, Director: Daniel Kramer, Set Designer: Lizzie Clachan, Costume Designer: Daniel Lismore, Lighting/ Video Designer: Peter Mumford

CAST INCLUDES Peter Hoare (Orpheus The Man) Daniel Norman (Orpheus The Myth/Hades) Marta Fontanals-Simmons (Eurydice The Woman) Susan Bickley (Eurydice The Myth/Persephone) James Cleverton (Aristaeus The Man) Simon Bailey (Aristaeus The Myth/Charon)


Philip Glass – Orphée

Libretto by the composer based on the film by Jean Cocteau, adaption by Philip Glass edited by Robert Brustein

New Production

15 – 29 November 2019

Nov 15, 18, 20, 25, 27, 29 at 19.30

6 performances

Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson, Director/Costume Designer/Video Designer: Netia Jones, Set Designer: Lizzie Clachan, Lighting Designer: Lucy Carter, Translation: Netia Jones and Emma Jenkins

CAST INCLUDES Nicholas Lester (Orphée) Sarah Tynan (Eurydice) Jennifer France (Princess) Nicky Spence (Heurtebise) Anthony Gregory (Cégeste)


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