New Zealand Opera and Black Grace present a reimagining of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, directed by Neil Ieremia

(m)Orpheus

How far would you go to save everything you love?

22 SEP - 26 SEP 2021 — Opera

About.

Company

New Zealand Opera

Duration

TBC

Restrictions

None

In a dislocated future a young man struggles to come to terms with his loss. He had felt this pain before, but somehow it seems more real. His grief, like an old perfume, is as complex and overpowering as the frangipani scent that once filled his childhood home.

Like the rite of passage ritual he endured on his journey to manhood, he must once again leave this world behind and escape into the unknown to find his love.

From our unique place in Moana Oceania, New Zealand Opera and Black Grace present a reimagining of Christoph Gluck’s eighteenth-century masterpiece Orpheus and Eurydice. Blending our rich storytelling traditions with the themes of Greek tragedy, (m)Orpheus tells a story of a man, willing to risk everything for love but unable to find love in himself.

Creatives

Marc Taddei

Conductor

Neil Ieremia

Director

Tracy Grant Lord

Designer

Jacqueline Coats

Assistant Director

Orchestral Score reconceived by Gareth Farr for 10-piece modern chamber ensemble

Cast

Benson Wilson

Orpheus

Marlena Devoe

Eurydice

Natasha Wilson

Amor

Organisations

Black Grace

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra

Orchestra Wellington

Tickets.

Adult $50 - $147.50

Senior Citizen 65+ $45 - $133

Group 6+ $79 - $133

25 years & under $25

Group 10+ $74.50 - $125.50