Orpheus and Eurydice

NEW SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION

By Christoph Willibald Gluck
November 15, 18, 20, 26; December 1, 2022


 

A love that transcends death.


What death has stolen, the musician Orpheus is determined to bring back. With Love as his guide, Orpheus journeys into the underworld to save his wife, Eurydice. But there is one condition: he must not look back at her until they return to the mortal world.

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Sung in Italian with English supertitles

 

 

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RUNNING TIME

Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission

Why You Should See It

It’s the myth that inspired everything from Hadestown to The English Patient—presented in a musical style that would revolutionize opera.

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The Buzz

Read what the press has said about the stars of the production.

“[Etienne] Dupuis the Canadian baritone deploys immense charm and seduction, phrasing with infinite finesse.”
Opera News

“[Adela Zaharia’s] voice was equal parts shimmer and opulence.”
Los Angeles Times

“[Luca] Pisaroni’s natural charm comes through, lending Leporello a touch of swagger.”
The New York Times

Synopsis

When death claims the love of his life, the musician Orpheus vows to steal her back—even if that means journeying to the underworld to save her.

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Cast & Creative

Cast
Orpheus Jakub Józef Orliński *
Eurydice Christina Gansch
Love Nicole Heaston

Performances

November 15, 18, 20, 26; December 1, 2022

Crew
Conductor Peter Whelan *
Director Matthew Ozawa
Choreographer Rena Butler *
Set Designer Alexander V. Nichols
Costume Designer Jessica Jahn
Lighting Designer Yuki Nakase Link *
Chorus Director John Keene

* San Francisco Opera Debut

Previous performances of Orpheus and Eurydice can be found in our Archive.

Made Possible By

This production is made possible, in part, by Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem.

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