Orfeo Remote, Episode 2: A Horrible Accident (blue cast)
January 22, 2021
La Messagiera brings grim news to Orfeo and the wedding guests, and the once-happy occasion becomes a day of mourning.
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.