Ensemble OrQuesta

Céphale et Procris

Opera by Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guérre

Stage/Music Direction by Marcio da Silva

4-star production by Ensemble OrQuesta – ‘A Baroque Opera Company for the 21st Century’ – directed by Marcio da Silva: Composed by French female composer Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, this UK premiere production revives this forgotten opera and explores the timeless tensions of gender inequality. A story that shows how French Baroque Opera can be relevant today: Beautiful singing, Baroque Instruments, Minimalist setting, Symbolism, Physical Theatre

★★★★ ‘Eloquent: Musical and dramatic integrity spiced with invention’. Claire Seymour – The Stage

★★★★ ‘a thoroughly engrossing and absorbing evening’ – Tim Hochstrasser, Plays to See

Content warning: scenes with subtle implications of rape

  • Sung in French