Orfeo remote, Episode 3 of 5
A Trip to Hell
Friday, January 29, 2021 at 12:00pm
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 fully remotely by Northwestern Opera Theater, and invites you to celebrate the power of storytelling and music. Episodes will be released Fridays at noon CST, January 15 through February 12. Each episode features two versions with two different casts.
January 15, 2021: "A Hippie Wedding"
January 22, 2021: "A Horrible Accident"
January 29, 2021: "A Trip to Hell"
February 5, 2021: "A Second Chance"
February 12, 2021: "A Way to Heaven"