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December 2016

Orpheus and Eurydice

The power of Gluck’s classic opera is the emotional journey of the main characters, Orpheus, Eurydice and Cupid portrayed by Opera Queensland's (OperaQ)  principal vocalists. The Blue Roo ensemble accompany OperaQ as the chorus of Nymphs, Shepherds, Furies, and Blessed Spirits.

The power of Gluck’s classic opera is the emotional journey of the main characters, Orpheus, Eurydice and Cupid portrayed by Opera Queensland's (OperaQ)  principal vocalists. The Blue Roo ensemble accompany OperaQ as the chorus of Nymphs, Shepherds, Furies, and Blessed Spirits.

The ensemble embodies the emotional journey of the main characters and portrays it through gesture and physicality to heighten the effect of this deeply moving story. This is just one of the many ways in which OperaQ and Blue Roo continue to redefine inclusive community engagement.

This thrilling collaboration reunited the awe-inspiring ensemble with five of Opera Queensland's leading singers in a brand-new English translation of Gluck's opera, along with a live orchestra of outstanding local musicians. The 28 performers shared the stage with Opera Queensland professional singers, to present an edited version of one of the great operatic canon pieces. It was presented to 85% capacity houses over 3 performances in partnership with Judith Wright Centre for Contemporary Arts.

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