Orfeo Remote, Episode 3: A Trip to Hell (blue cast)
January 29, 2021
Lost without Euridice, Orfeo sinks back into depression. With the help of Speranza, Orfeo embarks on a perilous journey to the Underworld in hopes of a reunion with Euridice.
About Orfeo Remote
Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, based upon the story of the singer Orpheus’s journey to the underworld to rescue his love Eurydice, is often considered the first great opera. Orfeo remote presents it in the form of an opera mini-series: During the challenging times of a pandemic, a young, unemployed musician—embodied in the character La Musica—takes initiative, reaching out to friends and colleagues. They retell Orfeo’s story in the setting of 1960s America, juxtaposing the hippie movement’s ideals of free love and connection with the current reality of pandemic-induced isolation.
This opera mini-series was produced entirely remotely by Northwestern Opera Theater.