Season Event

Virginia Opera: Orphée by Philip Glass, Virginia Premiere

  • February 10, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Concert Hall

Orphée by Philip Glass
Virginia Premiere

The Virginia Opera brings the Virginia Premiere of Philip Glass’s Orphée to the stage this spring! Based on Jean Cocteau’s stunning cinematic reimagining of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, Glass’ 20th century take on this emotional love story is set to music “so haunting and cinematic that one cannot help but be swept up in its magic.” (Virginia Pilot). Set in Paris, Orphée is a famous, but misunderstood poet who falls for a beautiful new muse – Death, herself – nearly turning his back on life and his wife, Eurydice. Featuring uplifting jazz-inspired musical orchestration and dramatic themes of neglected love, inspired passion and fevered obsession, the Virginia Opera’s stunning production of this opera is an event not to be missed! Sung in French with English supertitles.

Pre-Performance Discussion: Company Member (Feb 10, 2012) Pre-Performance Discussion

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