The Mask of Orpheus
Losing love hurts.
Don’t look back.
The Mask of Orpheus, with a libretto by Peter Zinovieff, 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 Consultant 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; James Cleverton and Robert Hayward.
Supported by Linda Christmas, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, and a syndicate of donors
Crystals provided exclusively by Swarovski
Suggested age guidance 16+
This production contains scenes of a graphic nature and sexual violence.
Original electronic music created at IRCAM, Paris, composed by Harrison Birtwistle and realised by Barry Anderson.
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