“Orphée et Eurydice” – Christoph Willibald Gluck (Rebroadcast)

May 12, 2018, 12:00 pm

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One of opera’s most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. Gluck’s groundbreaking opera, which bridges the musical worlds of Handel and Mozart with its ornate vocal lines and flowing melodies, forever changed the face of opera with its bold emphasis on dramatic clarity and emotional strength.

Conductor—Harry Bicket; Director/Choreographer/Set, Costume, and Lighting Design—John Neumeier; Orphée—Dmitry Korchak; Eurydice—Andriana Chuchman; Amour—Lauren Snouffer.