Harrison Birtwistle

The Mask of Orpheus

Losing love hurts.
Keep moving.
Don’t look back.

18 Oct - 13 Nov 2019

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

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Public Booking:
Opens on 24 April at 10.00

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Harrison Birtwistle’s iconic masterpiece retells the Orpheus myth in a non-linear narrative, as the opera’s leading characters appear in three distinct guises.

The Mask of Orpheus is scored for massive orchestral forces, which builds into a three dimensional picture that leads us from inconsolable grief to acceptance and transformation.

ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer’s staging will be the first in London since its premiere at the London Coliseum over 30 years ago. He is joined by conductor and ENO Music Director Martyn Brabbins, following their collaborations on War Requiem and Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel.

Costume designs are by ‘England’s most outrageous dresser’ (Vogue) Daniel Lismore, while the cast includes several regular ENO artists noted for their expertise in contemporary music: Peter Hoare; Daniel Norman; Susan Bickley; James Cleverton and Robert Hayward.

Supported by Linda Christmas, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, and a syndicate of donors
Crystals provided exclusively by Swarovski

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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5 Evening Performances Remaining
Running Time
3hrs 20mins

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

Martyn Brabbins

Conductor

James Henshaw

Second Conductor

Daniel Kramer

Director

Lizzie Clachan

Set Designer

Daniel Lismore

Costume Designer

Peter Mumford

Lighting/Video Designer

Cast

Peter Hoare

Orpheus the Man

Daniel Norman

Orpheus the Myth/Hades

Marta Fontanals-Simmons

Eurydice the Woman

Susan Bickley

Eurydice the Myth/Persephone

James Cleverton

Aristaeus the Man

Simon Bailey

Aristaeus the Myth/Charon

Claron McFadden

The Oracle of the
Dead/Hecate

Robert Hayward

The Caller

William Morgan

First Priest/Judge of the Dead

David Ireland

Second Priest/Judge of the Dead

Simon Wilding

Third Priest/Judge of the Dead

Charlotte Shaw

First Woman/Fury 1

Katie Coventry

Second Woman/Fury 2

Katie Stevenson

Third Woman/Fury 3