Orpheus and Eurydice
NEW SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION
By Christoph Willibald Gluck
November 15–December 1, 2022
Christoph Willibald Gluck
Starting at $31
Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Ranieri de’ Calzabigi
A love that transcends death.
The iconic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice comes to life in a new production of Gluck's energetic, lyrical opera.
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Why See It
It’s the myth that inspired everything from Hadestown to The English Patient—presented in a musical style that would revolutionize opera.
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When death claims the love of his life, the musician Orpheus vows to steal her back—even if that means journeying to the underworld to save her.
Hear The Music
Audio excerpts are from the 1995 performance of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice (sung in French) with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Donald Runnicles.
Overture and Dance of the Blessed Spirits/San Francisco Opera Orchestra; "J'ai perdu mon Euridyce" / Jennifer Larmore