Baying creatures of the underworld, the descent of Apollo from on high and woven through all, the power of music so beauteous it charms even the gods. Join Orpheus on his perilous journey to Pluto's realm where he, ravaged by grief, seeks to rescue his beloved wife, Euridice. Accompanied only by Hope and his magical lyre, Orpheus sets out upon a timeless tale of Love so strong it vies to overcome even Death. But will Pluto heed his pleas? Will Orpheus' own weakness prove his very undoing?"
Monteverdi's 'Orfeo' is the first opera ever written worthy of the title, and this production promises to be one of the most ambitious to grace the ADC stage. As vibrant today as it was in 1607, with a brand-new English translation, this production showcases the very best of Cambridge's musical talent, joined by a large, professionally-led period-instrument orchestra.