A sudden frost,the death of the bride at the wedding.The hellbound journey of the groom to find her again.The pity of the girl-queen of the underworld,recovery,loss again,reunion in the fire.
Orfeo is the stricken husband,the singer, the son of the light,the shaman of his tribe-he is also the ritual sacrifice.
Belfast composer Michael Alcorn's excting new version of Monteverdi's masterpiece is scored for electronic chamber ensemble and live electronics,employing todays most advanced interactive performance instruments.The singers are Conor Biggs, Sinéad Blanchfield,Doreen Curran,Giles Davies,Thérèse Feighan,Niall Morris and Nicholas Hadleigh Wilson.
OTC Director James Conway,sculptor Kathy Prendergast ( Young Arist Award winner at this year's Venice Biennale) and lighting designer Simon Corder collaborate on a radical interpretation of one of the worlds most persistent and profound love stories.
|8 , 10 , 11 November||DUBLIN||Samuel Beckett Theatre|
|13 November||BALLYSHANNON||Abbey Centre|
|15 November||ENNISKILLEN||Ardhowen Theatre|
|17 November||BELFAST||Stranmillis College Theatre|
|19 November||ENNIS||Danlann an Chláir|
|21 November||CORK||Firkin Crane|
|24 November||HUDDERSFIELD||Lawrence Batley Theatre|
"This Orfeo confirms it's position as a company at the cutting edge of opera,not only in Ireland but in Europe."
"The Result is something almost unique in my experience -an opera production that doesn't just work as an opportunity to hear beautiful music finely sung by a cast of excellent young singers ,or even as an interesting piece of theatre. It works as a production that both makes sense of elements in Irish theatrical tradition and at the same time addresses itself to Irish culture as it is now…."
|Girl( Music, Euridice)||Sinéad Blanchfield|
|Woman(Messenger, Proserpina)||Thérèse Feighan|
|Young Man(Orfeo)||Nicholas Hadleigh-Wilson|
|Man with Crutch ( Shepard,Charon)||Conor Biggs|
|Music Directors||Michael Alcorn and Andrew Synnott|
|Lighting Designer||Simon Corder|