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Opera Orpheus and Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck

Hosted by the Consul of the Kraków Opera, Concerts & Performance Group
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Sun 21 Oct 18:30 - 21:00

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The opera’s libretto is based on the Greek myth. Eurydice, wife of a Thracian singer Orpheus, is bitten by a viper and dies. To get her back, Orpheus descends to the underworld. He almost succeeds in leading Eurydice out of the dead but he breaks a divine ban, looks at her and loses his beloved forever...

"Orpheus and Eurydice" is the thirtieth of Protected content left by Christoph Willibald Gluck ( Protected content ) - German composer, Kapellmeister at the Emperor’s court in Vienna, author successful also in Paris and acclaimed to have been the reformer of opera.

Giorgio Madia, an Italian by birth, working as a choreographer for the most important European stages, the author of "Cinderella" staging at the Krakow Opera a few years ago, is preparing "Orpheus and Eurydice" (the French version) for the first time, especially for the Krakow Opera. It will be both an opera and a ballet spectacle. Every opera character has its counterpart in a character from the ballet ground.