Orphée et Eurydice (2016)

Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi

Company Premiere
Performed in French
Performances: July 2, 10, 12, 15

Orphée: Jennifer Johnson Cano
Eurydice: Susannah Biller
Amour: Cree Carrico

Jillian Foley
Isaac Lerner
Megan McCarthy
Tariq Mitri

Conductor: Gary Thor Wedow
Stage Director: Chas Rader-Shieber
Scenic and Costume Design: Jacob A. Climer
Lighting Design: Nate Wheatley
Make-Up/Hair Design: Brittany Crinson for Elsen and Associates
Choreographer: Jillian Foley
Chorus Master: Lisa Hasson
Musical Preparation: Yasuko Oura
Costume Coordinator: Aryna Petrashenko
Assistant Stage Director: Giselle Ty
Assistant to the Conductor: Cody Martin
Stage Manager: Vanessa Chumbley


"What happens when just everything about an operatic performance goes joyously right? The answer would be found in Des Moines Metro Opera’s incandescent production of Orphée et Eurydice."
Opera Today

"Performances such as DMMO’s Orphée et Eurydice do not come along as often as they should in this area of the country. It is an example of clean and compelling vocalism with a timeless story striking at the essence of love, love lost and love regained."
- Des Moines Register

"DMMO's 466-seat theater seems tailor-made for Baroque opera, but until 2016 the oldest work in the company's repertory was Mozart's Entführung. This was put to right with a first-rate mounting of Gluck's Orphée et Eurydice..."
- Opera News

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