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Gluck's Orpheus

Purchase tickets here.
Or, call the Cultural Trust Box Office:
412.456.6666

General Seating, Limited Space!

Ticket Price $65
Ticket price includes a
glass of wine before or after the show

Join Jonathan Eaton (Director) 45 minutes
before the show for a glass of wine and an introduction to the opera.
Or, join Robert Frankenberry (Conductor)
after the show to talk about the production.

 

Learn more about the production!
Download the .pdf interview with
Artistic Director Jonathan Eaton
here.

Orpheus and Euridice
Music by Christoph Willibald von Gluck
Libretto by Raniero de’ Calzabigi
Sung in English: Translation by Jonathan Eaton

Fri Nov 5 at 8:00 pm
Sat Nov 6 at 8:00 pm
Sun Nov 7 at 2:30 pm

Preshow talk begins 45 minutes prior.
Postshow discussion following performance.


The greatest love-story ever told: Love is strong as Death.
Experience the Classical legend of Orpheus in the spectacular surroundings of a mansion on Millionaire’s Row
.

William Penn Snyder Mansion ballroom
850 Ridge Avenue, Allegheny West, North Side
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Free private parking
William Penn Snyder Mansion
Click map for Google directions

It’s a matter of wife and death: man-as-poet-musician loses beloved wife. He makes a pact with Love to sing her back to life.  But there is one (fatal) condition…

Hailed as the first ‘modern’ opera, Gluck’s gorgeous music expresses a love powerful enough to inspire Euridice with the breath of life, but not with a spirit of trust.  Does this weakness condemn her?  Or does love triumph?  Opera Theater’s production takes a contemporary look at a haunting classic set in a magnificent yet intimate space.


Production sponsored by Babb Inc. Insurance Brokers
Director: Jonathan Eaton
Conductor: Robert Frankenberry
Cast: Kara Cornell, Diba Alvi, Anna Singer

Photographs of
Orpheus and Euridice

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Photography by Patti Brahim.