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Orpheus and Eurydice

Orpheus and Eurydice

 Ch.W. Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi
Opera in 3 acts

Running time with intervals: 2 hours

Conductor- Igor Chernetskyy
Director - Pavlo Koshka
Set designer - Petro Bogomazov
Choirmaster - Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine Leonid Butenko
Choreographer - Oleksiy Sklyarenko
Light designer - Vyacheslav Usherenko
 

Cast in programm IV Art Festival "Mellow Season in Odessa Opera House" On September 1

 Soloist of Teatro Real de Madrid, The Hamburg Chamber Opera Kostyantin Derri (counter-tenor), opera soloists, choir, ballet artists and orchestra of the theatre have been invited to participate. Conductor - Igor Chernetski

Act One

The action takes place in the future. In the cemetery, where everyone bids farewell to Eurydice, who died from a snake’s bite, instead of tombstones and graves there are light balloons: the souls of people are incarcerated in them. Orpheus carries out a farewell ritual with his beloved and releases her soul into the world where it becomes a part of the constellation of Memory.
But he cannot put up with his wife’s death. Left alone, Orpheus appeals to heaven with a request to bring Eurydice back to life or pick him up. The herald Amur sends the will of the gods to the man: Orpheus is allowed to save his beloved. He has to use the glasses of augmented reality to get into the irreal world where his wife is and bring her out of there, but with one condition: he must not look at her.
He puts on the glasses and appears at the entrance of the World of the Dead. Orpheus is impeded by evil furies to enter Tartar. They try to intimidate him with terrible eidola. Due to his talent the singer is able to persuade them to open the way to the underground world.

Act Two

 In Elizium - the Kingdom of the Blessed Shadows - there is the soul of Eurydice, who misses her husband. Orpheus appears and tries to find his beloved. One of the Shadows connects their hands together.
Orpheus leads his wife to the real world. Eurydice knows nothing about the fact that Orpheus is forbidden to look at her before they reach the World of Living.
He struggles not to look back, remembering the order of Amur. Eurydice is worried: why is not Orpheus looking at her? Maybe, he no longer loves her. She criticizes her husband.
The loving heart of Orpheus cannot withstand the test - he takes off his glasses, looks at Eurydice and at the same moment the woman dies.
They are again at the cemetery. In desperation Orpheus wants to commit suicide, because the world does not have any sense without the beloved. At the last moment Amur appears and unites their hearts, bringing Eurydice back to life. But is it happening in reality? The boundary between the real world and the virtual one is so thin ... Orpheus and Eurydice will be together forever in the form of two rays of light.

The next show performers

Cast 9th of August
  • Orpheus - Bogdan Panchenko
  • Orpheus’s Soul - Yulian Marchenko, Sergiy Tkachuk
  • Eurydice - Alina Drugak
  • Amur -  Nadia Sychuk
  • Shadows- Diana Begoyan, Khrystyna Vetchinkina, Olena Vorontsova, Elina Kanunikova, Ksenia Kravchenko, Anzhelika Levshina, Veronika Levshina, Elizaveta Malina, Anastasia Martynenko, Olga Mikhaylichenko, Alina Polishevska, Veronika Semchuk, Ganna Stankevich, Yulia Shenderovska, Olena Yarchuk
  • Furies - Mykola Vorivodin, Pavlo Grits, Roman Kalin, Ivan Kondratiev, Olexander Kostenko, Vadim Krusser, Ioann-Marian Nagornyy, Viktor Pelich, Mikhail Perfilov, Nikita Putrin, Vladislav Stepanov, Lev Todorevich, Denis Chernyak, Rostislav Yanchishen
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    Conductor - Igor Chernetski

 

The Cast

  • Orpheus - Bogdan Panchenko, Vasyl Dobrovolskyy
  • Orpheus’s Soul - Yulian Marchenko, Sergiy Tkachuk
  • Eurydice - Alina Drugak, Yulia Tereshchuk
  • Amur - Alina Vorokh, Nadia Sychuk
  • Shadows- Diana Begoyan, Khrystyna Vetchinkina, Olena Vorontsova, Elina Kanunikova, Ksenia Kravchenko, Anzhelika Levshina, Veronika Levshina, Elizaveta Malina, Anastasia Martynenko, Olga Mikhaylichenko, Alina Polishevska, Veronika Semchuk, Ganna Stankevich, Yulia Shenderovska, Olena Yarchuk
  • Furies - Mykola Vorivodin, Pavlo Grits, Roman Kalin, Ivan Kondratiev, Olexander Kostenko, Vadim Krusser, Ioann-Marian Nagornyy, Viktor Pelich, Mikhail Perfilov, Nikita Putrin, Vladislav Stepanov, Lev Todorevich, Denis Chernyak, Rostislav Yanchishen

 Conductor - Igor Tchernetsky

Premiere photos 10.06.2018

 

 

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