Phillip Glass’s opera Orphée, based on Jean Cocteau’s 1950 cinematic retelling of the Orpheus myth, is a parable about the dangers of self-obsession.

Although married to Eurydice, Orphée falls in love with an enigmatic Princess.  Obsessed with immortality, Orphée moves between the worlds of the living and the dead, finally becoming immortal when the Princess sacrifices herself for him.

Director Netia Jones makes her ENO debut.  Her staging combines live action and projection, including fragments of Cocteau’s celebrated film.
Director / Costume / Video: Netia Jones
Conductor: Geoffrey Paterson
Set Designer: Lizzie Clachan
Video Animator: Moira Lam
Lighting Designer: Lucy Carter
Translation: Emma Jenkins

IMAGES: English National Opera, Catherine Ashmore, Tristram Kenton & Cordula Treml

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