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Orpheus & Eurydice

Jan. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2022
Tagney Jones Hall, Opera Center
SOLD OUT

Overview

The word “unreal” was justifiably invoked many times after this performance to describe his [Key'mon W. Murrah] expressive and effulgent vocal acrobatics.”

Schmopera


Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck; Libretto by Ranieri de' Calzabigi

How far would you be willing to go for true love? Travel with Orpheus through an ever-shifting kaleidoscope of darkness and light, as he seeks to rescue his beloved wife Eurydice from the underworld. Set in the intimate Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center, with three principal singers and a small orchestra, this captivating production offers a front-row seat to sublime melodies and breathtaking drama. Chía Patiño, former head of Ecuador’s National Theatre, creates an all-new production that puts viewers in the midst of the action, and blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

This production is currently sold out to our 2021/22 season ticket holders.

Performance Information

Performance Information

Tagney Jones Hall, Opera Center

Evening performances at 7:30 PM. Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM

In Italian with English Subtitles

Performance Time: Approximately 74 minutes with no intermission. 

Movie-style Rating: PG or PG-13

COVID Safety

The safety of our artists, staff, and you, our audience members, are our first priority. Safety protocols are reviewed on an ongoing basis and the latest information is always on our safety page.

Proof of vaccination is required at the door for all McCaw Hall events. Children under 12 and people with a medical condition or closely held religious belief that prevents vaccination must provide proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test. In addition, masks will be required at all Seattle Opera performances next season regardless of vaccination status. Read our safety page for specific details on these policies.

Safety Protocols

Cast

Christopher Ainslie

Orfeo

Countertenor
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Orpheus, Orpheus and Eurydice

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:
  Arsamenes, Serse (Göttingen Handel Festival); Soloist, Stabat Mater (Royal Concertgebouw); Soloist, St. Matthew Passion (Royal Festival Hall); David, Saul (Théâtre du Châtelet)
Upcoming: Soloist, From Rage to Sleep (Göttingen Handel Festival); Oberon, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Malmö Opera)

Last Updated: May 2021

Christopher Ainslie

Orfeo

Seattle Opera Debut
Jan. 12, 14, 16m, 20, 22, 26, 28, 30m

Key'mon Murrah

Orfeo

Countertenor
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22:
Orpheus, Orpheus and Eurydice

Hometown: Louisville, KY
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:
  Mago, Rinaldo, (Glimmerglass); Asprano, Motezuma, Vivaldi, (American Baroque Opera Co.), Tolomeo, Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Red River Lyric Opera  Festival)
Upcoming: Hamor, Jephta, (Komische Oper Berlin)

Last Updated: April 2021

Key'mon Murrah

Orfeo

Seattle Opera Debut
Jan. 13, 15, 19, 21, 23m, 27, 29

Sharleen Joynt

Amore

Soprano
At Seattle Opera in 2021/22: Amore, Orpheus and Eurydice

Hometown: New York, NY
Seattle Opera Debut: Controller, Flight ('21)
Recently: Cunegonde, Candide (Ravinia Music Festival); Musetta, La bohème (Vancouver Opera); Winnie, Sky on Wings (Opera Philadelphia); Zerbinetta, Ariadne auf Naxos (Leipzig); Queen of the Night, The Magic Flute (Pacific Opera Victoria); Gilda, Rigoletto (Edmonton Opera)

Last Updated: April 2021

Sharleen Joynt

Amore

Jan. 12, 14, 16m, 20, 22, 26, 28, 30m