What would you do for love?
Barefoot Opera presents a unique double bill, combining a well-loved favourite with an operatic rarity that share a commonality: the search for love and inspiration in a dangerous world.
Gluck’s famous Orfeo ed Euridice retells the classic Greek tale of love and loss. Orfeo embarks on a dangerous journey into the underworld to find and return his one true love Euridice. Extraordinary obstacles are overcome, but it will take only one to keep them apart: Orfeo himself.
In Mascagni’s Zanetto, we encounter Silvia, a rich and beautiful courtesan, loved by many and desperate to find someone she can love in return. However, she quickly discovers that you must be careful what you wish for, when she falls for the youthful and wandering poet, Zanetto.
Director Lysanne van Overbeek returns to Grimeborn after her sold out production of I Capuleti e I Montecchi (2019), this time teaming up with Musical Director Lesley Anne Sammons.
Alcina is part of Grimeborn Opera Festival 2021. Explore the full programme →
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★★★★ “beautifully sung” – The Stage
★★★★ “the music and singing transcends space and time and leaves us in wonder” – Broadway World