Orfeo ed Euridice

Witness the transformative power of love and music.

Revisit one of the oldest stories ever told in this mythological journey. The wedding of Orfeo and Euridice ends tragically when she is bitten by a snake and dies. Heartbroken, Orpheus travels to the underworld. Armed with only his lyre, he must charm the furies of Hades, ghosts of the dead, and a three-headed dog before he can try to bring her back to the world of the living.

Sung in Italian with projected English translations above the stage.

This performance has one intermission and the running time is approximately 2 hours.


Tickets start at $35. View seating map for the Newmark Theatre.

If you’d like assistance planning your trip to the opera, please contact our Opera Concierge: 503.241.1802 | concierge@portlandopera.org


Accessibility
The performance on July 29 at 2pm will include a live audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is visually translated with English text projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please let our patron services team know when you purchase tickets, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.

Cast

 

Orfeo
Sandra Piques Eddy

Euridice
Lindsay Ohse

Amor
Helen Huang

Conductor
Nicholas Fox

Director
Chas Rader-Shieber

Scenery & Costume Designer
Jacob A. Climer

Choreographer
Jillian Foley

Lighting Designer
Connie Yun

Plot & Program Notes

Christopher Mattaliano is delighted to finally bring this opera to Portland for its company premiere. This production will be directed by Chas Rader-Shieber and designed by Jacob Climer, the team that created the 2013 production of Rinaldo. Sandra Piques Eddy, last seen in Portland in the title role of Carmen, takes on the role of Orfeo for the first time. Lindsay Ohse, former Resident Artist, will portray his wife, Euridice.