Chelsea Opera Group’s Orfeo ed Euridice
Chelsea Opera Group current their subsequent live performance, Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck. Sung in Italian with English surtitles at Cadogan Corridor Saturday 29 October 2022 at 7pm.
Orfeo ed Euridice has lengthy been the most well-liked opera of Gluck. As a younger composer Gluck led a peripatetic life, however by 1750 he was settled in Vienna, the place Orfeo was first carried out in 1762. Spurred on by the concepts of Orfeo’s librettist, Raniero de’ Calzabigi, Gluck was searching for to reform the operatic conventions inside which he labored by restoring naturalness and ease to drama and music. Orfeo represents step one on the trail to reform, the concepts behind which had a profound impact on opera composers for generations.
The story of the opera is the acquainted Greek fable of Orpheus, the dying of his spouse, Eurydice, and her eventual return to life. Along with the well-known aria, ‘Che farò senza Euridice?’, the opera abounds in scenes of deep emotion and accommodates a lot stunning dance music.
There might be a pre-performance speak for ticket holders within the corridor at 5.45pm, to be given by Dr Francesco Milella.
Orfeo ed Euridice
Caitlin Hulcup – Orfeo
Fflur Wyn – Euridice
Chloe Morgan – Amore
Gary Matthewman – Conductor
Orchestra and Refrain of Chelsea Opera Group