Orfeo Ed Euridice Tickets
Mark Morris’ timeless take on Gluck’s critically acclaimed opera is heading back to New York’s Metropolitan Opera.
Tickets For Orfeo ed Euridice At The Met OperaImmerse yourself in a mythical underworld full of love, desperation and heartbreak. Orfeo ed Euridice became one of the most influential operas across Germany in the 1700s and it’s easy to see why. Don’t miss Gluck’s timeless opera as it returns to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York this year.
About Orfeo ed EuridiceWhen Orfeo loses his beloved wife, Euridice, the God of Love Amore tells the heartbroken widower that he can descend into the underworld to be with her again.
The opera explores the challenges and sacrifices Orfeo has to face to be reunited with his wife and director Mark Morris' take on the opera's Greek roots gives the production a timeless feel. Spanning three acts, Orfeo ed Euridice is sung in Italian.
Based on the myth of Orpheus, the opera is part of the azione teatrale genre, meaning it’s an opera including song and dance based on a mythical story. Having become popular for reforming opera in the 1700s, the production then went on to show across Europe, quickly becoming a staple across the continent's opera houses.
The Cast Of Orfeo ed EuridiceAnthony Roth Costanzo plays the lead, Orfeo. Constanzo started his acting career as a child on Broadway, appearing in The Sound of Music and A Christmas Carol, and has since gone on to perform at opera houses around the world. Ying Fang who plays Orfeo’s wife, Euridice, started performing with the Metropolitan Opera as part of their Young Artist Development Program and has since performed at famous opera houses worldwide.
The History of Gluck’s Orfeo ed EuridiceThe show first premiered at The Court Theater, Vienna in 1762. Gluck was looking to change the normality of opera at the time and seamlessly brought music, poetry, and dance together. He traveled throughout Europe extensively during his lifetime, which is clear to see in Gluck’s operas, with the cultural impacts being evident.
The opera is widely known and has been performed globally in many languages, including French, German, and Italian. Orfeo ed Euridice is a popular production, having returned to The Metropolitan Opera several times over the years.