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Orpheus and Eurydice

Gluck‘s elegant eighteenth-century account of the Orpheus myth is filled with sublime melodies and numerous dance episodes.

The gods agree to let Orpheus rescue his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, but there is a catch. To be together again, he must lead her out without turning to look back at her or explain the reason why, or she will be lost from him forever.

ENO Performance History

2019/20 season

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Read the introductory guide to Orpheus and Eurydice

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