Irish National Opera & United Fall

Orfeo ed Euridice

by Christoph Willibald Gluck

In partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra

Gluck’s revolutionary and influential opera  Orfeo ed Euridice  was a sold-out highlight of Galway International Arts Festival 2018. 

Director and choreographer  Emma Martin, one of Ireland’s most exciting dance theatre makers, “creates the sublime out of grief” (Irish Independent) in this major new production from Irish National Opera and United Fall. 

Sharon Carty’s  portrayal of Orfeo is compelling, both vocally and dramatically” (Goldenplec). And she is well matched by  Sarah Power’s mysterious Euridice” and  Emma Nash’s  powerfully soaring Amore” (Sunday Independent).

Peter Whelan,“consistently attentive to the balance of voices and instruments” (The Irish Times), conducts the Irish Baroque Orchestra. 

Gluck’s version of the Orpheus myth features the composer’s most famous aria, the profoundly moving  Che farò senza Euridice. With a “sublime” set by Sabine Dargent "meticulous lighting" by  Stephen Dodd (Exeunt Magazine) and “simply stunning” costumes by  Catherine Fay (Irish Independent), Emma Martin’s provocative and unmissable production  is a stirring, multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory experience.


Orfeo: Sharon Carty

Euridice: Sarah Power

Amore: Emma Nash

Creative team:

Conductor: Peter Whelan

Director & Choreographer Emma Martin

Set Designer: Sabine Dargent

Costume Designer: Catherine Fay

Lighting Design: Stephen Dodd


Soprano: Emma Nash

Mezzo Soprano : Dominica Williams

Tenor: Fearghal Curtis

Bass: Matthew Mannion

United Fall Dancers:

Robyn Byrne, Stephanie Dufresne, Javier Ferrer & Sophia Preidel.

 Sung in Italian with English surtitles

Irish National Opera and United Fall are funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon

‘It's a triumph for all’

Sunday Independent

‘An opera of intense, crisp energy’

★★★★ The Irish Times
Audience Reaction to Orfeo ed Euridice at Galway International Arts Festival