24th November 2018, 7.30pm
Grassroots Opera, an innovative new company of young, professional singers, co – founded by local Mezzo-Soprano, Anna Marie McLachlan and Soprano, Chloe Stratta, are excited to present a fresh, moving production of Gluck’s ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ at the Christian Science Church, Claygate on 24th November, 7.30pm.
Orfeo ed Euridice, with its plot originating in Greek mythology, focuses upon the grief of Orfeo at the loss of his wife Euridice, and his journey into the underworld when given by Amore (the personification of love) one last chance to retrieve her from eternal bliss. But is there more pain to be had in fighting nature? Can Euridice really be brought back, or has Orfeo been driven mad by grief? In this production, Grassroots Opera explore the lines between love and obsession, reality and imagination.
Cast and Creatives:
Orfeo: Anna Marie McLachlan
Euridice: Susanna MacRae
Amore: Chloe Stratta
Pianist/Répétiteur: Laurence Panter
Directed and Produced by Chloe Stratta and Anna Marie McLachlan
Tickets are £15 and are available now from:
Box Office 01372 468631 or online at www.grassrootsopera.co.uk
''An Elysian evening ... thank you for a beautiful, spellbinding and sincere performance of this lovely work.’’