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Orpheus & Eurydice

12 - 31 January 2024

In the Joan Sutherland Theatre | Opera Australia and Sydney Festival | Opera

Journey to the underworld and back with the grieving Orpheus. This is opera like you’ve never seen before.

Fall into an ecstatic dream… or nightmare?

Awe-inspiring acrobatics meet Gluck’s exquisite music in a genre-busting production, making this a highlight of Sydney Festival. Projections seamlessly integrate surtitles into the action on stage, as brilliant singers come together with the trailblazing circus artists of Circa, one of Australia’s most successful cultural exports.

In this visually stunning production, Circa’s Artistic Director Yaron Lifschitz has created a mesmerising experience, exploring the intersection between love and death.

The role of Orpheus demands vocal beauty and dramatic virtuosity, and we’re delighted to bring the world’s best to your stage in sensational French countertenor Christophe Dumaux. He performs opposite Australian soprano Cathy-Di Zhang, making her role debut singing both Eurydice and Amor under the baton of conductor Dane Lam.

Opera Australia and Sydney Festival present Opera Queensland’s production of Orpheus & Eurydice in association with Circa

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Artist information

Dane Lam

Director & Set Designer
Yaron Lifschitz

Costume Designer
Libby McDonnell

Lighting Designer
Alex Berlage

Projection Designer
Boris Bagattini

Yaron Lifschitz, Bridie Hooper, Circa Ensemble

Christophe Dumaux

Cathy-Di Zhang

Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra
Circa Ensemble

Other information

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