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Claudio Monteverdi


The main character of Monteverdi's opera is the mythical antic bard Orpheus who is mourning the death of his wife Eurydice.  He goes to seek her in the Kingdom of the Dead, Hades.

  • Stage JK Tyl Theatre
  • Premiere Saturday, 02 June 2018
  • Age Category From 14 years
  • Musical arrangement and Conducted by:
    Vojtěch Spurný
    Directed by:
    Tomáš Ondřej Pilař
    Stage Design:
    Daniel Dvořák
    Aleš Valášek
    Light Design:
    Daniel Tesař
    Stage Projection:
    Petr Hloušek
    Script Editor:
    Zbyněk Brabec
    Assistant Conductor:
    Ondřej Bernovský
    Assistant director:
    Jakub Hliněnský
    Martin Šinták
    Musical preparation:
    Maxim Averkiev,
    Martin Marek
    Eliška Ulrychová
    Stage manager:
    Petra Tolašová

The god of the Underworld Hades, Pluto, finally allows Eurydice to follow her husband Orpheus back to Earth under the condition that Orpheus shall not look at her. He does not keep the condition and Eurydice must return to the Kingdom of the Dead. Orpheus's laments move god Apollo who takes Orpheus with him to eventually meet with his beloved wife. There have been many operas written on this theme but Monteverdi's version is one of the most-frequently performed today. The production of Orpheus will be the first presentation of the Monteverdi's opera in the history of Pilsen.

We will perform the opera in original Italian with Czech subtitles.

There will be a short opening lecture before every performance at 6:30pm in the Grand Theatre’s foyer.

Premiere on 2 June 2018 at the Grand Theatre.

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