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
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