Orpheé

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Booking from 15 November 2019 until 29 November 2019
Running Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
The English National Opera’s association with Philip Glass continues this autumn with a brand new production of Orpheé, based on Jean Cocteau’s 1950 film.

Jean Cocteau’s film, titled Orpheus, is a central part of the Orphic trilogy, which in turn is based upon the Orpheus legend. It was adapted into an opera by Glass in 1993.

Despite being married to the beautiful Eurydice, Orpheé finds himself falling in love with a Princess. In doing so, Orpheé begins to move between the two worlds of the living and the dead and develops an obsession with immortality.

The title role will be performed by Nicholas Lester alongside Sarah Tynan as Eurydice. ENO Harewood Artists Nicky Spence and Anthony Gregory join them. As the Princess, Jennifer France  makes her ENO debut after being awarded a 2018 Critics’ Circle Award.

Philip Glass composes, following his Olivier Award-winning production of Akhnaten earlier this year. Director Netia Jones and conductor Geoffery Paterson both make their ENO debuts.

Featuring a combination of live action and projections, including moments from Coteau’s film, Orpheé is set to be an illuminating production which completes the four Orpheus productions programmed at the London Coliseum this season. Orpheé begins performances on the 15th of November.

Child Friendly?

The age recommendation for Orpheé is yet to be announced.

Seating Tips

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