Orpheus - close-up of a woman's face with a nose piercing and flames

Opera North's Orpheus

Presented by Opera North - Composed After Monterverdi
From £15

Journey to another world of love and music.

The wedding of the year is here as Orpheus, a musician of mythical power, marries graceful Eurydice. When the newlyweds’ joy is shattered by the sudden death of Eurydice, our heartbroken hero sets off on a mission to the underworld to rescue his bride, certain that his love will overcome adversity. Can Orpheus conquer fate, or will his heart be broken for a second time?

This adventurous new production of an ancient tragedy is told through a meeting of the worlds of Indian and western baroque classical music. The bowed strings of the violin and the tar shehnai, the hammered strings of the santoor, the plucked strings of the harpsichord and sitar, and the rhythms of the tabla shape a unique and beautiful musical encounter between East and West.

Music Directors Jasdeep Singh Degun and Laurence Cummings weave together their respective traditions of Indian classical and western early music, joined by an exciting cast including Ashnaa Sasikaran and Nicholas Watts.

In collaboration with South Asian Arts.

Event information

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 50 mins (including one interval)

Language: Italian, Hindi and Urdu, with English titles. Also featuring Malayalam, Bengali, Panjabi and Tamil

Group bookings and concessions available. Please contact Opera North Box Office for full details.

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