Opera details


ORFEO: Luigi Rossi, 1647. An unusual telling of the Orpheus myth with much comic intervention from the characters of Olympus and a sub-plot involving the shepherd, Aristæus, who is haughtily spurned by Eurydice for daring to help her as she lies dying. Original commission from The Royal Opera House. Rossi’s piece ran for well over four hours at its premiere – this is the shortened edition used for the ROH production by Keith Warner at the Wanamaker Theatre. Please get in touch if you would like any shorter sections of the opera in a separate format.

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