Ch. W. Gluck
A meditation on the nature of grief and the eternal question of whether the loved ones we have lost ever truly disappear. Orphée cannot and will not accept his beloved Eurydice’s absence. He tries to move heaven and hell to bring her back to him. But nature’s laws cannot be broken by argument, defiance nor desperation.
The recovery of Orphée is at the same time his emergence as an artist. Through the versatile forms of music, he, quite literally, lends voice to his feelings of loneliness, pugnacity and hope. Finally, in the moment of greatest desperation, he finds the truest, purest sound: the music of his soul.
Musical Director: Justus Thorau
Production: Tamara Heimbrock
Stage: Detlev Beaujean
Costume: Renate Schwietert
Dramaturgy: Christoph Lang
Patricio Arroyo, Katharina Hagopian, Jelena Rakic, Opernchor Aachen
(c) Marie Luise Manthei