Orfeo Ed Euridice: The Royal Opera House

29/03/2005
  |  Buy to Own: 29/03/2005
  |  82 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Orfeo Ed Euridice: The Royal Opera House Film Poster

Synopsis

Performed live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Gluck's opera in three acts is conducted by Hartmut Haenchen. Performers include Jochen Kowalski, Gillian Webster and Jeremy Budd, alongside the Royal Opera Chorus and Orchestra. When Orpheus mourns for his late wife Eurydice, the god Cupid offers him the chance to descend into the underworld and lead her back to the land of the living, on the condition that he does not look at her face. He sets out on his journey, but his path to the Elysian Fields is blocked by the fierce Furies.