To close out the 2017-2018 Portland Opera Season, they are showing Gluck's masterful "Orfeo ed Euridice" at The Newmark Theatre. This presentation of the classic sticks to it's mid-17th Century roots in terms of costuming and sets. It runs from July 27th through August 4th. The Portland Opera returns in November with the famed "La Traviata."
Revisit one of the oldest stories ever told in this mythological journey. The wedding of Orfeo and Euridice ends tragically when she is bitten by a snake and dies. Heartbroken, Orpheus travels to the underworld. Armed with only his lyre, he must charm the furies of Hades, ghosts of the dead, and a three-headed dog before he can try to bring her back to the world of the living. -- Portland Opera.
The opera is sung in Italian, with projected English translations above the stage. This performance has one intermission and the running time is approximately two hours. At the time of publication of this article, there were still seats available.
PQ loved partnering with the Portland Opera, and we hope to work with them for their upcoming 2018-2019 Season.