ORPHÉE in Pittsburgh

Orphee

ORPHÉE

April 26, 29; May 2, 4, 2014
Benedum Center

Music by Philip Glass • Libretto by Philip Glass, based on Cocteau’s Orphée
ORPHÉE is part of Pittsburgh Opera’s 2014 American Opera Series

* The Sunday, May 4 performance of ORPHÉE is at 3:00 PM.

THE LIFE OF AN ARTIST, BETWEEN WORLDS
OF THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice gets a “lyrical, even seductive” (Washington Times) makeover from Philip Glass, via French visionary Jean Cocteau: the poet Orphée becomes involved with a mysterious Princess. Love eventually triumphs…but not without a price.

The Cast

Matthew Worth Caroline Worra Heather Buck Jonathan Boyd
Matthew Worth
Orphée
Caroline Worra **
Eurydice
Heather Buck +
Princess
Jonathan Boyd +
Heurtebise
Resident Artist Daniel Curran Resident Artist Samantha Korbey Adam Fry Resident Artist Alex DeSocio
Daniel Curran *
Cegeste
Samantha Korbey *
Aglaonice
Adam Fry **
Poet
Alex DeSocio *
Police Commissioner
Resident Artist Phillip Gay Christopher Toeller Dimitrie Lazich
Phillip Gay *
Judge
Christopher Toeller
Reporter/Glazier
Dimitrie Lazich
Policeman

Creative Team

Conductor
Antony Walker
Stage Director Sam Helfrich
Set Designer(s) Andrew Lieberman
Costume Designer Kaye Voyce
Lighting Designer Aaron Black
Assistant Conductor Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist James Lesniak
Hair & Makeup Designer James D. Geier
Assistant Director George Cederquist *

+ Pittsburgh Opera debut
* Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist
** Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumni

Original production by Glimmerglass Festival.

Photos from the performance

Performance Details & Resources

PERFORMANCE LOCATION • All performances of ORPHÉE will be at the Benedum Center.
PARKING Get real-time parking information at Park PGH. See a map of Cultural District parking facilities here.
RUN TIME • ORPHÉE will last about 2 hours and 10 minutes, including 1 intermission.
OPERA FAQs Get answers to frequently-asked questions like “what’s a good opera for kids? or “what should I wear?”
PRE-OPERA TALKS begin 1 hour before each performance of ORPHÉE.
UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD: English texts are projected above the stage at all Benedum Center and CAPA performances.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION is offered at the Tuesday, April 29 performance of ORPHÉE.
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