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Why not treat a loved one to a night at the opera in the beutiful surounds of the Theatre Royal – not only that – but get an insight into the staging and the background of Christoph Willibald Gluck’s 18th cenury masterpiece with a pre-performance talk in the Theatre Royal Vestibule from 7.15-7.45pm. The talk will feature conductor, Peter Whelan in conversation with Fergus Sheil, Artistic Director of Irish National Opera. This talk will be a free event but ticketed, please use number or email below to book.
Irish National Opera & United Fall.
By Christoph Willibald Gluck in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra .
Gluck’s revolutionary opera Orfeo ed Euridice was a highlight of Galway International Arts Festival 2018 where it had a run of sold out performances. This major new production from Irish National Opera and United Fall is directed and choreographed by one of Ireland’s most exciting dance theatre makers, Emma Martin, who “creates the sublime out of grief” (The Independent).
Mezzo soprano Sharon Carty’s performance in the title role is “compelling, both vocally and dramatically” (Goldenplec). She is “well matched by Sarah Power’s mysterious Euridice” (Sunday Independent). Emma Nash is a “powerfully soaring Amore” (Sunday Independent), and the production also features an ensemble of four singers and four United Fall dancers who “beautifully amplify the libretto” (The Independent).
The power of the Orpheus myth lies in its balance between mortality and hope, transcendence and love. Orfeo ed Euridice is a powerful mix of music, song, dance and imagery, and features Gluck’s famous and profoundly moving aria Che farò senza Euridice. Sabine Dargent’s set design is described as “sublime”, and Stephen Dodd’s lighting design as “meticulous” (Exeunt Magazine) while Catherine Fay’s costumes are “simply stunning” (Irish Independent)”.
Irish National Opera and United Fall are funded by The Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Duration: 85 mins (no interval)
Ticket Price – €31.00
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Theatre Royal, The Mall, Waterford
T: +353 (0)51 874 402