Opera

L'Orfeo

I am Music, who in sweet accents can calm each troubled heart.

Favola in musica by Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
Libretto by Alessandro Striggio

Premiere

28. April 2023

Opernhaus


In Italian with German surtitles

For adults and young people from age 12

Dates and tickets

Fr, 28.04.2023 / 19:30 h
Opernhaus / Premiere
25,00 € – 80,00 € / red. from 7,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt
Musikalische Leitung David Bates

Orfeo Luvuyo Mbundu La Musica, Euridice Nikki Treurniet Ninfa Petra Radulović Pastore 1 Philipp Kapeller Pastore 2 Pawel Brozek Pastore 3, Speranza Nils Wanderer Messagiera, Proserpina Nina van Essen Caronte Markus Suihkonen Plutone Richard Walshe Apollo Marco Lee

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Fr, 26.05.2023 / 19:30 h
Opernhaus
24,00 € – 69,00 € / red. from 6,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt
Musikalische Leitung Giulio Cilona

Orfeo Luvuyo Mbundu La Musica, Euridice Nikki Treurniet Ninfa Petra Radulović Pastore 1 Philipp Kapeller Pastore 2 Pawel Brozek Pastore 3, Speranza Nils Wanderer Messagiera, Proserpina Nina van Essen Caronte Markus Suihkonen Plutone Richard Walshe Apollo Marco Lee

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover
Sa, 10.06.2023 / 19:30 h
Opernhaus / last performance in this season
24,00 € – 69,00 € / red. from 6,00 € Cast calendar_open_alt
Musikalische Leitung Giulio Cilona

Orfeo Luvuyo Mbundu La Musica, Euridice Nikki Treurniet Ninfa Petra Radulović Pastore 1 Philipp Kapeller Pastore 2 Pawel Brozek Pastore 3, Speranza Nils Wanderer Messagiera, Proserpina Nina van Essen Caronte Yannick Spanier Plutone Richard Walshe Apollo Marco Lee

Chor der Staatsoper Hannover , Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover

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Inszenierung und Bühne Silvia Costa
Musikalische Leitung David Bates / Giulio Cilona
Mitarbeit Bühne Michele Taborelli
Kostüme Laura Dondoli
Dramaturgie Antonio Cuenca Ruiz / Martin Mutschler


La Musica, Euridice Nikki Treurniet
Pastore 1 Philipp Kapeller
Pastore 2 Pawel Brozek
Pastore 3, Speranza Nils Wanderer
Messagiera, Proserpina Nina van Essen
Plutone Richard Walshe
Apollo Marco Lee


Chor der Staatsoper Hannover,
Statisterie der Staatsoper Hannover,

Description

Singing as an expression of life and survival: Hardly any other myth shows this as clearly as the story of Orpheus. And there is hardly any other work that touches the foundations of this human experience as closely as Claudio Monteverdi’s musical version of this myth, which was one of the pieces that helped to invent the genre of opera around the year 1600. Orpheus has powers that elude other humans: When he sings, the animals stop and listen; he can literally melt stone. And he even manages to enter the underworld, this forbidden place that only the dead are allowed in. He has permission to bring back his beloved Eurydice who died in the middle of their wedding preparations. But Orpheus, who was promised every happiness, who had everything and was capable of everything, fails – and has to live on with this failure ...

Director Silvia Costa and her team present the cruel story of a great love in L’Orfeo: cruel, because Orpheus cannot get over the death of his beloved, because he longs and yearns for her and loses himself in feedback-loops of loss. In often surreal images, Costa, whose productions and installations are celebrated across Europe, shows the world of cold turkey withdrawal: an enigmatic round-dance of dreams and hallucinations, of colours and symbols. Monteverdi’s sensual early work will be conducted by Baroque-specialist David Bates, who previously brought Trionfo. Vier letzte Nächte to splendid life in Hanover.