Philip Glass

Orphée

Don’t hide within yourself.
Let love save you.

15 Nov - 29 Nov 2019

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Opera Circle Patrons:
From 3 April at 12.00

ENO Friends:
Gold and Platinum Friends from 8 April at 10.00
Bronze and Silver Friends from 10 April at 10.00

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Public Booking:
Opens on 24 April at 10.00

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Following Satyagraha and the Olivier Award-winning Akhnaten, ENO’s association with Philip Glass continues with a new production of Orphée.

Based on Jean Cocteau’s 1950 film, Glass’s opera is a parable about the dangers of self-obsession.

Though married to Eurydice, Orphée falls in love with an enigmatic Princess. He then moves between the worlds of the living and the dead becoming obsessed with immortality.

Director Netia Jones makes her ENO debut. Her staging combines live action and projection, including fragments of Cocteau’s celebrated film.

British conductor Geoffrey Paterson makes his ENO debut.

Baritone Nicholas Lester leads the cast in the title role with Sarah Tynan singing her second Eurydice of the season. They are joined by former ENO Harewood Artists Nicky Spence and Anthony Gregory.

Making her ENO debut as the Princess is soprano Jennifer France, a recipient of a 2018 Critics’ Circle Award.

© 1993 Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc. Used by permission.

Priority Booking Dates

Opera Circle Patrons:
From 3 April at 12.00

ENO Friends:
Gold and Platinum Friends from 8 April at 10.00
Bronze and Silver Friends from 10 April at 10.00

Become an ENO Friend

Public Booking:
Opens on 24 April at 10.00

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6 Evening Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 40mins

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Pre performance talk
20 Nov 2019
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Language
English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.
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Creative Team

Geoffrey Paterson

Conductor

Netia Jones

Director/Costume Designer/Video Designer/Translation

Lizzie Clachan

Set Designer

Lucy Carter

Lighting Designer

Emma Jenkins

Translation

Cast

Nicholas Lester

Orphée

Sarah Tynan

Eurydice

Jennifer France

Princess

Nicky Spence

Heurtebise

Anthony Gregory

Cégeste

Clive Bayley

Judge/Commissaire

Simon Shibambu

Poet

Rachael Lloyd

Aglanice

William Morgan

Reporter