Opera at Home


Richard Strauss / Joseph Gregor

Directed by: Jose Gandia

When Daphne is alienated by a society she cannot understand, she turns, instead, to nature.

Strauss’ ‘bucolic tragedy’, inspired by Ovid’s Metamorphoses and Euripides’ The Bacchae, is the story of a free spirit, an elusive stranger and a remarkable and cruel transformation.

This imaginative new production, playing at Grimeborn for one night only, sets the classical myth in 1930s Germany. No almighty Gods here, but the powerful commanders of the regime. It is presented by Opera at Home, whose previous productions have included Hansel and Gretel (Grimeborn 2012) and Mozart’s Il Seraglio.

Thursday evening at 7.30pm
£15 / £12 concessions

Approximate running time: 2 hours (including interval).
In Studio 1, seating is allocated.