Orpheus

Claudio Monteverdi / Elena Kats-Chernin
Favola in musica in a prologue and five acts [1607/2012]
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio d. J.
German text by Susanne Felicitas Wolf

Commissioned by the Komische Oper Berlin

German
2 h, no intermission
 
Orpheus“A performance of such rapturous, fantastic, colourful vitality that it snatches away the fog from your ears and eyes, and you experience nothing less than the birth of theatre.” [Die Zeit] Barrie Kosky’s powerful and colourful staging of – one of our most popular productions – begins as a boisterous festival of music and love in an Arcadian paradise. It goes on to tell the story of Orpheus' journey through the underworld as a voyage into himself. The unusual new instrumentation by the Uzbekistan composer Elena Kats-Chernin is also a colourful touch. “An unreal, magic world, artificial and enchanting at the same time – Dionysian.” [Berliner Zeitung]
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Selected Performance: 2469
2469
Orpheus
Sat, 21. May 2022
19:30 — 21:30
Crew
Musical direction
Matthew Toogood
Staging
Stage design
Costumes
Katharina Tasch
Dramaturgy
Choreograph
Light
Alexander Koppelmann
Cast
Eurydike
Amor
Sylvia/Proserpina
Pluto
Figuren Orpheus und Eurydike
Alexander Soehnle
Dancers
Meri Ahmaniemi, Martina Borroni, Alessandra Bizzarri, Marcell Prét, Paul Gerritsen, Tara Randell, Claudia Greco, Michael Fernandez, Zoltan Fekete, Lorenzo Soragni
Es spielt das Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin.
Assistance figures
Helen Schumann

Plot

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