LA Opera Presents New Production of Orpheus and Eurydice


LA Opera Presents New Production of Orpheus and Eurydice

Running March 10 through March 25 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in downtown Los Angeles, this interpretation of the ancient Greek myth is co-produced by the LA Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Joffrey Ballet, and the Hamburg Ballet.

Composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck in the 1760s, the opera depicts the story of Eurydice's death and Orpheus' heroic, tragic attempt to rescue her from the underworld ruled by Hades. While the LA Opera had performed Orpheus and Eurydice in its Italian form on two previous occasions, this production is Gluck's revised and expanded French version, which boasts extensive ballet sequences. To execute this ambitious incarnation, the LA Opera tapped 43 dancers from the Joffrey Ballet in Chicago to join the cast.

Conducted by LA Opera music director James Conlon and directed, choreographed, and designed by John Neumeier, Orpheus and Eurydice stars Maxim Mironov and Lisette Oropesa in the respective title roles. GRoW is honored to fund this production and continue its support of the LA Opera.

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