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Orphée et Euridice

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From 24 February to 17 March 2018
Christoph Willibald Gluck

First performance at Teatro alla Scala in the French version

Hofesh Shechter Company

Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Production

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes intermission included

Conductor Michele Mariotti
Staging John Fulljames and Hofesh Shechter
Choreography Hofesh Shechter
Sets and costumes Conor Murphy
Lights Lee Curran

CAST

Orphée

Juan Diego Flórez

Euridice Christiane Karg
L'Amour Fatma Said

 

NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE

 

While La Scala has hosted many illustrious productions of Orfeo ed Euridice – from that of Furtwängler with Fedora Barbieri as protagonist, to the one conducted by Riccardo Muti and directed by Roberto de Simone –, this year, for the first time ever, the opera will be staged in its full-length version in French dating to 1774. Produced for Covent Garden by director John Fulljames and choreographer Hofesh Shechter, in this version the orchestra literally takes centre stage. Featuring Juan Diego Flórez, who returns to La Scala for this unique occasion, Christiane Karg and Fatma Said – both of whom trained at the Academy of La Scala – the sumptuous production falls under the musical guidance of Michele Mariotti, a young yet highly appreciated Maestro.