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Den Norske Opera & Ballett

Orpheus and Eurydice

  • Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, Oslo
  • +47 21422100
  • October 5, 2016 - October 9, 2016
  •  /  6:00 PM

Choreographer Jo Strømgren debuted as an opera director in 2013 with Christoph Willibald Gluck’s beautiful version of the myth of giving everything for love. This autumn the successful collaboration between the Norwegian National Opera and Norwegian National Ballet returns, along with conductor and baroque specialist Rinaldo Alessandrini. The role of Orpheus is sung by countertenor David Hansen, who with his crystal-clear and bright male voice pulls Eurydice back from the realm of the dead.

The myth of Orpheus, who goes to the underworld in order to save his love Eurydice, is about music and the transgressive power of love – about singing so beautifully that the impossible becomes possible. Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice premiered in Vienna in 1762. Gluck wanted to get back to the core of what he felt the opera should be – the art of telling stories through music. One of his methods of achieving this was to allow this story of the power of song to be supplemented by dance. 

Performed in Italian, with Norwegian and English subtitles.

  • Last Updated: 09/18/2016
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