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Tragedy opera in 3 acts
Version of Paris by Pierre-Louis Moline, based on Raniero de’ Calzabigi
First performed in la Salle des Tuileries (Opéra), Paris, 2nd August 1774
Editions Bärenreiter-Verlag, Kassel

New production
Coproduction Opéra Comique, Opéra de Lausanne, Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège, Théâtre de Caen and Théâtre National de Zagreb

Orphée Philippe Talbot
Eurydice Hélène Guilmette
Amour Marie Lys

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne
Opéra de Lausanne Choir prepared by Patrick Marie Aubert

Conductor Diego Fasolis
Director Aurélien Bory
Set designers Aurélien Bory, Pierre Dequivre
Costume designer Manuela Agnesini
Lighting designer Arno Veyrat
Artistic collaborator Taïcyr Fadel

Banner credit : Orphée guidant Eurydice hors des Enfers, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot (1796-1875) © Bridgeman images

Sunday 2 June 2019, 5PM
Wednesday 5
June 2019, 7PM
Friday 7
June 2019, 8PM
Sunday 9
June 2019, 3PM
Wednesday 12 June 2019, 7PM

Ticket price CHF 20.- to 170.-
Approximate duration: 2h

Precision, dramatic flair, orchestral colours and the importance of the choir characterize this opera, which is appreciated today more in and of itself than for its historical importance. It is no coincidence that the success of the first version in Italian convinced Gluck to make the French adaptation presented in this production.

Events around the production

Espace 2 radio programme

Saturday 29 June 2019, 8PM
Work to be broadcast in À l'Opéra

Backstage tour

Wednesday 22 May 2019, 6PM to 7:15PM
A few days before the premiere of each show, visit the behind the scenes! The visit is in French.
Entrance fee: CHF 10.-
Information and registration: 021 315 40 59 or isabelle.ravussin[at]lausanne.ch

Forum Opéra conference

Tuesday 21 May 2019, 6:45PM
Salon Alice Bailly of Opéra de Lausanne
Speaker: Georges Reymond
Entrance fee: CHF 15.- / 12.-
Information on www.forum-opera.ch

Conference University of Lausanne

Tuesday 28 May 2019, 5PM
Campus de Dorigny, bâtiment Anthropole
Speaker: Alain Cernuschi
Free entrance
Information on www.unil.ch/lettres

Audiodescription with Ecoute Voir

Friday 31 May 2019 (general rehearsal)

Theatrical audio description is a technique that allows visually impaired and blind individuals to attend a play in the best conditions and on their own. Before the performance, visually impaired and blind audience members can take part in a tactile visit of the set.
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