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London Coliseum, London3.89 reviews
Orpheus & Eurydice is set to run at the London Coliseum this autumn as part of a special Orpheus-themed ENO season!

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Christoph Gluck’s account of the Orpheus myth is said to be a revolutionary opera of the 18th century. In collaboration with Studio Wayne McGregor, the English National Opera brings this iconic opera to the London Coliseum for the 2019/2020 ENO season and tickets for Orpheus and Eurydice are a must!

What is the Orpheus & Eurydice opera about?

This part of the Orpheus myth follows a grief-stricken Orpheus, who is willing to go any lengths to be reunited with his one true love, and with permission from the gods, he ventures to rescue his wife from the underworld. However, there’s a catch in which Orpheus can’t look back at Eurydice or she’ll be lost to him forever.

Who is Christoph Gluck?

Christoph Gluck is a Bohemian-Austrian composer of Italian and French opera and was a pioneer in opera in the latter half of the 18th century. Along with librettist Calzabigi, they wrote three reform operas, one of which was Orpheus and Eurydice. (The other two were: Alceste and Paride de Elena.) Gluck’s score is filled with uplifting melodies and rich orchestral writing which spans from Orpheus’ anguished outbursts to the death of his wife Eurydice, and through to the classical beauty of the ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’.

Cast and creatives for the ENO's Orpheus & Eurydice opera

From the collaborators of Studio Wayne McGregor comes work from the multi-award-winning choreographer, Wayne McGregor, who showcases his continual curiosity and innovation. With 13 dancers from Company Wayne McGregor, he makes his ENO directional debut.

Returning to the ENO is world-renowned mezzo Alice Coote as Orpheus and with company favourite Sarah Tynan (Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow) in the role of Eurydice. ENO Harewood Artist Soraya Mafi joins them in the role of Love.

Affordable tickets for London's Orpheus & Eurydice ENO opera will not last!

You won’t want to miss out on this account of the Orpheus myth, which is set to raise the roof at the West End's London Coliseum. Be sure to get your Orpheus and Eurydice tickets so that you can catch the whole Orpheus season this autumn. Orpheus is prepared to go to the Underworld and back, but you don’t have to do that to secure your tickets for this milestone opera.

Don't forget to see what else is playing for the English National Opera as part of the new 2019/2020 season here.


Additional Information

Running time

2hr

Performance dates

01 October - 19 November 2019

Special notes

PLEASE NOTE: Sung in English. Surtitles for sung words are displayed above the stage. There will be NO SURTITLES for the Friday 17 October performance.

Access

The performance on Thursday 14 November is a signed performance.

Venue Information

London Coliseum33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Group Pricing

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Customer Reviews

9 reviews3.8

Sam20th November

I thought that overall it was quite plain - no climax, the opulence I expected with opera was not delivered.

AIKATERINI STAMOU18th November

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Daniel Valensi15th November

Modern and original

Birgitte4th November

Wonderful singers, especially Orpheus , she was unforgettable. A magnificent orchestra and chorus! They were wonderful. But the rest? The sets and strobe/ tv / flashes were like revisiting German theatre in the 1980’s. So over! Quite a few audience members left because they couldn’t take it. It hurt our eyes- and expressed nothing. The dancers were possibly good, but who would know? They barefoot danced , and were dressed up in a mixture of Flower Power colors , and modernized Nijinsky- costumes, what they danced had nothing to do with the opera. They were such a distraction! One sublime singer, one wonderful orchestra, and a beautifully singing chorus, who , for no reason at all, were dressed in black and hidden away in the pit. Why??The directors and choreographer and set / costume designers over- self- indulged. The result was an amateurish production, where the gripping story of Orpheus and Eurydike were sacrificed because the directors were busy being childish and .., destroying the work. Gluck’s music and the story are so profound, that If they just dare to tell the story on stage, the audience will go home shattered and moved and inspired. But this was a mess of a production.

Aileen1st November

Beautiful singing, stunning dancing and costumes, very effective evocation of the Underworld. We loved it !

Philip C.25th October

Great show, memorable music, enthusiastic performances, loved the stage set-ups.

JANE 21st October

Great use of a minimalist set; very well acted so that you could really imagine they were speaking in different languages - Certainly did justice to the clever script.

Mr Colin Nears13th October

Didn't care for the production

Doctor Aukse Andriuliene13th October

Wonderfull presentation as expected; was a pleasure to listen! Modern visual interpretation of Hade, the underground post-mortem world, presenting such as the digital chaos ( reminds old- fashion black-white tv screen before setting-up). Scenography is great. Really worth to go and see and enjoy.