Philip Glass

Orphée

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

20 Nov - 29 Nov 2019

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.

Suggested age guidance 11+

This production contains some sexual imagery

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'Beautifully done.'

The Guardian

'Exquisitely Stylish'

The Daily Telegraph

'A cult hit'

The Times

'Spine-tingling'

The Arts Desk

4 Evening Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 05mins

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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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