Orphée | L’Amour | Eurydice
Christoph Willibald Gluck / Zbigniew Wolny
18.02.22 > 20.03.22

INFO

What does love look like today? Inspired by Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Orphée et Eurydice, opera maker Robin Coops and VR pioneer Avinash Changa investigate in a three-part opera experience.

Love in times of virtual reality

In this version of the myth, Orpheus and Eurydice are not separated by death, but by a fate that affects many present-day relationships: the lovers have lost each other. They no longer communicate directly with each other, only via text message with L’Amour, the personification of love, who also no longer knows how to properly fulfill their role as mediator.

Three different experiences

With theater and VR technology, Coops and Changa let the audience experience three different perspectives: that of Orpheus, Eurydice and L’Amour. These take shape in three short performances, which can be experienced both separately and combined. Gluck’s music is translated by the Dutch-Polish composer Zbigniew Wolny into an intimate and richly varied arrangement for tenor, guitar and electronics.

Collaborating in talent development

Dutch National Opera, Nederlandse Reisopera and Opera Zuid consider it an important part of their mission to enable artistic opera talent to develop further. The three houses are deploying their resources and experience for a long-term collaborative program aimed at talent development in the Dutch opera and music theater sector.

Annual co-production

The tangible result of the collaboration will be an annual co-production, which will tour nationally. Orphee | L’Amour | Eurydice is the second co-production. In 2021 the three companies collaborated on the (online) opera L’elisir d’amore. Talent development is not limited to singers, however: the three companies note a great need for development opportunities for young theater makers, composers and artistic teams within opera.

 

Orphée | L’Amour | Eurydice is a collaboration project between the Nederlandse Reisopera, Dutch National Opera and Opera Zuid in the field of talent development, in co-production with WeMakeVR and M31 Foundation.

                                

This project was (partly) made possible with financial support from Fonds 21 and the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.

         

Thanks to:

Twenthe Airport Event Location, Bird Productions Foundation, International Film Festival Rotterdam and Vera Goetzee.

CAST & CREATIVES

Zbigniew Wolny Composer / arrangement
Robin Coops Director / concept
Avinash Changa VR-director
Hélène Vrijdag Libretto
Willem Bruls Dramaturg
Dunja Jocic Choreographer
Maze de Boer Decor designer
Martijn Kramp Costume designer
Wijnand van der Horst Light designer
Jannes Noorman Soundscape engineering
Lucas van Lierop (tenor en gitaar) Orphée (tenor and gitar)
Kalin Morrow / Tijana Prendovic Eurydice (dance)
Brechtje Kat / Tirza de Boer L’Amour (actrice)
Zbigniew Wolny Composer / arrangement
Robin Coops Director / concept
Avinash Changa VR-director
Hélène Vrijdag Libretto
Willem Bruls Dramaturg
Dunja Jocic Choreographer
Maze de Boer Decor designer
Martijn Kramp Costume designer
Wijnand van der Horst Light designer
Jannes Noorman Soundscape engineering
Lucas van Lierop (tenor en gitaar) Orphée (tenor and gitar)
Kalin Morrow / Tijana Prendovic Eurydice (dance)
Brechtje Kat / Tirza de Boer L’Amour (actrice)

VIDEO

MEDIA

PLAYLIST

Fri
18.02.22
14:00
18/02/2022 - 14:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Fri
18.02.22
16:00
18/02/2022 - 16:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Fri
18.02.22
19:00
18/02/2022 - 19:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Fri
18.02.22
21:00
18/02/2022 - 21:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Sat
19.02.22
14:00
19/02/2022 - 14:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Sat
19.02.22
16:00
19/02/2022 - 16:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Sat
19.02.22
19:00
19/02/2022 - 19:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Sat
19.02.22
21:00
19/02/2022 - 21:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Sun
20.02.22
14:00
20/02/2022 - 14:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Sun
20.02.22
16:00
20/02/2022 - 16:00
Enschede
Vliegveld Twente
Sat
26.02.22
14:00
26/02/2022 - 14:00
Ede
Akoesticum
Sat
26.02.22
16:00
26/02/2022 - 16:00
Ede
Akoesticum
Sat
26.02.22
19:00
26/02/2022 - 19:00
Ede
Akoesticum
Sat
26.02.22
21:00
26/02/2022 - 21:00
Ede
Akoesticum
Sun
27.02.22
14:00
27/02/2022 - 14:00
Ede
Akoesticum
Sun
27.02.22
16:00
27/02/2022 - 16:00
Ede
Akoesticum
Sat
05.03.22
14:00
05/03/2022 - 14:00
Amsterdam
Opera Forward Festival
Sun
06.03.22
11:00
06/03/2022 - 11:00
Amsterdam
Opera Forward Festival
Mon
07.03.22
15:00
07/03/2022 - 15:00
Amsterdam
Opera Forward Festival
Fri
11.03.22
14:00
11/03/2022 - 14:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Fri
11.03.22
16:00
11/03/2022 - 16:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Fri
11.03.22
19:00
11/03/2022 - 19:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Fri
11.03.22
21:00
11/03/2022 - 21:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Sat
12.03.22
14:00
12/03/2022 - 14:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Sat
12.03.22
16:00
12/03/2022 - 16:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Sun
13.03.22
14:00
13/03/2022 - 14:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Sun
13.03.22
16:00
13/03/2022 - 16:00
Maastricht, Opera Zuid
Studio Malpertuis
Fri
18.03.22
14:00
18/03/2022 - 14:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Fri
18.03.22
16:00
18/03/2022 - 16:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Fri
18.03.22
19:00
18/03/2022 - 19:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Fri
18.03.22
21:00
18/03/2022 - 21:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Sat
19.03.22
14:00
19/03/2022 - 14:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Sat
19.03.22
16:00
19/03/2022 - 16:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Sat
19.03.22
19:00
19/03/2022 - 19:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Sat
19.03.22
21:00
19/03/2022 - 21:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Sun
20.03.22
14:00
20/03/2022 - 14:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab
Sun
20.03.22
16:00
20/03/2022 - 16:00
Eindhoven
Strijp S Microlab

PERFORMANCES

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23.12.21 > 23.12.22
Het Lijflied
23.09.22 > 10.01.23
Lady in the Dark
12.11.22 > 11.12.22
Ändere die Welt!
10.03.23 > 02.04.23
Orphée aux Enfers
21.05.23 > 17.06.23