Orfeo ed Euridice

Outdoor Opera in Three Acts by Christoph W. Gluck

21, 22/10|Saturday, Sunday|20:00
MOP 350|Mount Fortress

Orfeo’s music has charms to soothe the savage beast. One tragic day, the life of his wife Euridice was taken away. Drawing on the magical forces of his music, he ventures into the depths of the underworld to rescue his wife.

A Greek mythology that had inspired the imagination of generations of composers, over 70 operas drew materials from the poignant love legend of Orfeo and Euridice. Above all, Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck is considered to be one of the most important operas of the 18th century. An avid opponent of excesses in Italian opera, Gluck reformed the opera through simplicity and dramatic truth.

The Macao International Music Festival and the Israeli Opera bring to life a whole new production of Orfeo ed Euridice at Mount Fortress. A magical experience not to be missed!

Conductor: Yaron Gottfried
Director: Julia Pevzner
Set and Costume Design: Niv Manor
Choreography: Idit Herman
Video Design: Yair Katznelson
Lighting Design: Uri Morag
Choir Conductor: Naomi Faran
Moran Singers Ensemble
Macao Orchestra
Co-Production: Macao International Music Festival and Israeli Opera

Characters and Cast:
Orfeo: Alon Harari, Counter-tenor
Euridice: Alla Vasilevitsky, Soprano
Amore: Yael Levita, Soprano
Dancers: Clipa Theatre

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes, no interval
Performed in Italian with  surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

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