Opera Open 2019 - Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck (15 June 2019)
OPERA OPEN, Plovdiv State Opera's multi-genre platform, welcomed, on the stage of the Ancient Theatre in Plovdiv, leading soloists of the largest opera and ballet companies. Over the past five years names such as Paata Burchuladze, Hui He, Ana Lucrecia Garcia, Elisabet Strid, Donata D'Annunzio Lombardi, Alberto Gazale, Christian Benedict, Lala Leigh, performers from the Vienna Volksoper and the Budapest Opera, prima ballet dancers from the Bolshoi Theatre and many others have starred in more than 45 shows seen by over 70,000 people as part of the programme of Plovdiv – European Capital of Culture 2019.
Premiere of 'Orpheus and Eurydice' by Gluck (15 June 2019)
Orpheus's tragedy, Orpheus's error, his love, his guilt, his despair. A spectacle by the genius director, artist and choreographer Stefano Poda, with an unprecedented by scale and originality scenography inspired by the rich cultural heritage of the Thracian and the lands of Orpheus. A visual challenge created specifically for the Ancient Theater in 2019 - powerful and twilight visions awakened by the startlingly sincere music of the cavalier Christophe Willibald Gluck. The premier role of Orpheus will be played by star countertenor Antonio Giovanni - one of the most rare opera voices!
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