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by Claudio Monteverdi
Production conceived by Nathan and Julie Gunn
Dawn Harris, stage director
Rachel Rizzuto, choreographer
Featuring the University of Illinois Chamber Singers, conducted by Andrea Solva

Monteverdi’s Orfeo, originally performed in 1607, is the first unquestioned masterpiece of opera. A “musical fable,” it tells the story of Orpheus, the demi-god whose music had the power to conquer the forces of Hell. Orpheus struggles with melancholy—he sees the sun hidden behind the clouds—and his love for Eurydice brings the sun out, only to have the all the stars completely blocked out by her death and his descent into the Underworld. Choruses of nymphs, shepherds, and otherworldly spirits embody humanity’s struggle with love, death, and the power of music

Event Details

Tryon Festival Theatre
Th Apr 24, 2025 - 7:30pm CT
Fr Apr 25, 2025 - 7:30pm CT
Sa Apr 26, 2025 - 3:00pm CT

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