Orphée

Orphée

London Coliseum

  • Booking from: Friday, 15 November 2019 -
    Booking until: Friday, 29 November 2019
  • Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Orphée description

Don’t hide within yourself.
Let love save you.

Following Satyagraha and the Olivier Award-winning Akhnaten, ENO’s association with Philip Glass continues with a new production of Orphée.

Based on Jean Cocteau’s 1950 film, Glass’s opera is a parable about the dangers of self-obsession.

Though married to Eurydice, Orphée falls in love with an enigmatic Princess. He then moves between the worlds of the living and the dead becoming obsessed with immortality.

Director Netia Jones makes her ENO debut. Her staging combines live action and projection, including fragments of Cocteau’s celebrated film.

British conductor Geoffrey Paterson makes his ENO debut.

Baritone Nicholas Lester leads the cast in the title role with Sarah Tynan singing her second Eurydice of the season. They are joined by former ENO Harewood Artists Nicky Spence and Anthony Gregory.

Making her ENO debut as the Princess is soprano Jennifer France, a recipient of a 2018 Critics’ Circle Award.

Playing at London Coliseum

St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB (venue info)

London Coliseum Directions

Age restrictions

No under 5's admitted

Important information

Surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Performance Times
Mon 19:30
Tue -
Wed 19:30
Thu -
Fri 19:30
Sat -
Sun -
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Orphée Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Orphée Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Orphée Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Orphée Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Orphée Cast
St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES GB Orphée Cast
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