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The Mask of Orpheus

October 18 - November 13, 2019

A masterpiece

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Why See The Mask of Orpheus?

Classical & Opera

The Critically Acclaimed Orpheus Adaptation

ENO Artistic Director Daniel Kramer's critically acclaimed staging of Harrison Birtwistle's Orpheus opera first debuted at the London Coliseum three decades ago and now returns for a strictly limited run this autumn! Brought to life by an all star ensemble cast including tenor Peter Hoare, mezzo-soprano Susan Bickley and tenor Daniel Norman, as well as celebrated clothing designer Daniel Lismore, the mind-bending production turns the popular Greek tragedy on its head.

Rather than telling the tale of Orpheus in a chronological fashion, Birtwistle's work examines the myth in multiple directions and time frames at once, highlighting and exploring the contradictions that arise between the different retellings and versions of the story. This is done through a breathtakingly complex set design and three different versions of the lead characters as they venture through events as they happen, as they're predicted and as they're remembered.  

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Opening night: 18 October 2019

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