Why See Los Angeles Opera - Orpheus and Eurydice?
An operatic/ballet hybrid comes to LA!
Greek mythology is the focus of this haunting ballet/opera masterpiece, performed by the dancers of Chicago's Joffrey Ballet. Designed, directed and choreographed by John Neumeier, this ballet was originally written by Christoph Willibald Gluck; this new production is a collaboration between LA Opera with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet and Hamburg Ballet.
Based on the original Greek myth, the story of the tragic musician Orpheus takes place mostly in the dreaded underworld to bring back his dead wife Eurydice. However, before he can reclaim her, he is faced with taming the deaded the Furies and triumph Love's challenge; that he not look back to her when leading her back to earth. Considered at the time to be a groundbreaking opera, it bridges the styles of both Handel and Mozart, and encouraging composers that followed to follow more lyrical lines.
Opening night: 10 March 2018
Suitable for ages 12+
Two hours and 40 minutes, including one intermission
And before you stop reading
In French with English surtitles
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