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Orphée

Glass’s Orphée, based on Jean Cocteau’s cinematic retelling of the Orpheus myth, is a parable about the dangers of self-obsession.

Though married to Eurydice, Orphée falls in love with an enigmatic Princess. Obsessed with immortality, Orphée moves between the worlds of the living and the dead, finally becoming immortal when the Princess sacrifices herself for him.

ENO Performance History

2019/20 season

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