Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice

Fr. 8 and Su. 10 June 2018
Surtitles in English and French
Approximate duration: 
1h45 without intermission



The myth of Orpheus was incredibly popular for three centuries and gave rise to an abundance of operas. More than any others, Gluck breathed fresh life into the character, composing first in Italian for Vienna a version going back to the sources of the drama, then in French a more heroic “Parisian” version.


Philippe Jaroussky has however turned to Naples to find “his” Orfeo, with many new intense arias. This admirable Neapolitan version is enhanced by Patricia Petibon’s Eurydice and the colors of maestro Diego Fasolis and Robert Carsen’s staging. This artistic team will take use from the hills of Arcadia to the depths of Hell, on a voyage where love endeavors to conquer death…


Extract from Orfeo by Porpora with Philippe Jaroussky

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787) 
Orfeo ed Euridice

Opera in 3 acts on a libretto by Raniero de’Calzabigi.
Created on 5 October 1762 in Vienna.
Vienna version (1762)

Coproduction : Théâtre des Champs-Élysées - Canadian Opera Company, Toronto - Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma - Opéra Royal/Château de Versailles Spectacles - Lyric Opera of Chicago. 
For all Doge category tickets booked for the performance of 10 June, we offer a first category ticket for Riccardo Angelo Strano’s recital (10 June at 3pm) and Eric Jurenas's recital British Heroes (10 June at 8.30pm).




Philippe Jaroussky Orfeo

Patricia Petibon Euridice

Emöke Baráth Amore                                                                                


Chœur de Radio France (Direction Joël Suhubiette)

I Barocchisti

Diego Fasolis Conductor


Robert Carsen Director

Tobias Hoheisel Scenography and costumes

Robert Carsen et Peter Van Praet Lights