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Catch Christoph Gluck’s fascinating opera on the Greek myth of Orpheus as it is brought to the West End stage by the English National Opera in collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor. Featuring 16 supremely talented dancers, and directed by one of the most sought-after artists in the world, the production guarantees to be a hallmark of innovation in art! Do not miss this spectacular confluence of theatre, music, and dance!

Why Watch Orpheus & Eurydice

Wayne McGregor is a British choreographer and director, and has been hailed as one of the innovators who have completely redefined dance in the modern era. McGregor has experimented with numerous artistic forms, technology, and even scientific disciplines. He has been at the forefront of contemporary dance for over 25-years and is currently regarded as one of the best in the world. McGregor is also the resident choreographer of The Royal Ballet and has worked with some of the top companies in the world including the New York City Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, La Scala Theater Ballet and the Australian Ballet.

The opera is led by an ensemble cast including Dame Sarah Connolly, Sarah Tynan, and Soraya Mafi. Sarah Connolly is a well-known opera singer whose repertoire includes numerous works of Richard Wagner and several other 20th-century composers. Having performed with the Royal Opera House, Paris National Opera, La Scala, the Vienna State Opera, Met Opera and many more, Connolly has established herself as one of the leading figures in the opera world.

Composer Christoph Gluck’s rich orchestral composition and uplifting harmonies are a work of art. He aptly captures Orpheus’ anguish on hearing of his wife’s death, and the music will undoubtedly make the audience want to shed a tear or two. With the incredible talent behind the production, it guarantees to be an unforgettable portrayal of theatre!

The Story

Orpheus, son of the Greek God, Apollo, is in love with Eurydice. He goes on to marry her, and they live a happy and satisfied life. One day, Eurydice is bitten by a snake and dies instantly. Distraught and grief-stricken, Orpheus prays to the gods to give him a chance to be reunited with the love of his life.

The gods take pity on Orpheus, and allow him to venture into the underworld, where he can rescue Eurydice. There is, however, a catch. Orpheus must not look at Eurydice as he leads her out of the underworld and brings her back to life. If he so much as glances at her, then Eurydice will be gone for good.

Can Orpheus finally reunite with the woman he loves? Does he have the required perseverance to lead his wife to her revival?

Good for

Lovers of Wayne McGregor | Fans of Opera | Lovers of Greek Mythologies | Fans of Dance

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Know Before You Go

Show Details

The show will run from 1st October 2019 to the 19th November 2019.
Kindly check the calendar for available dates and timings.
There will be a signed performance on the 14th of November.

Duration
The show is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes without an interval.

Leading Roles
Dame Sarah Connolly as Orpheus
Sarah Tynan as Eurydice

Playwright by
Maxine Peake

Directed by
Wayne McGregor

Additional Info

Important Information

Photo and video recording are not allowed during the show.
The performance will be conducted in English, with subtitles displayed above the stage.
Please note that there will be no subtitles on the 17th of October.

Audience
To be confirmed

Available Facilities
In-house bar
Coat check

Seating
The London Coliseum Theatre has a seating capacity of 2263.

Dress Code
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theater is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

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Cancellation Policy

All West End show tickets are non-refundable.

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My Tickets

Your booking confirmation will be sent via email. Please display the ticket on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the Box Office of the theatre.

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