Orphée|l'Amour|Eurydice

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In this version of the myth, Orpheus and Eurydice are not separated by death, but by a fate that strikes many present-day relationships: the lovers have lost each other along the way. They don’t communicate directly anymore, only via text messages with L’Amour, the personification of love, who in turn is at a loss how to properly fulfill they role as a mediator.

 

Using theatre and VR technology, Coops and Changa let the audience experience the story from three different perspectives: Orpheus’, Eurydice’s, and L’Amour’s, captured in three short performances, which can be experienced either separately or together. Gluck’s music is transformed by Dutch-Polish composer Zbigniew Wolny into an intimate and colorful arrangement for tenor, guitar, and electronics.


Director Robin Coops 

VR Director: Avinash Changa

Libretto: Helene Vrijdag

Composer: Wolny Zbigniew

Soundscape engineering: Jannes Noorman

Choreographer: Dunja Jocic

Scenographer: Maze de Boer

Light design: Wijnand de Boer

Costume design: Martijn Kramp

Dramaturg: Willem Bruls

Orphée: Lucas van Lieroep Eurydice: Kalin Morrow, Tijana Prendovic

l'Amour: Julia Akkermans

Co-producers: WeMakeVR, Nederlandse Reisopera, Opera Zuid, Dutch National Opera

Sponsored by: Fonds 21, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

Thanks too: Dutch Film Fund, Stimuleringsfonds, IFFR, Vliegveld Twenthe Evenmentenlocatie, Stichting Bird Productions

Performances from February 19 - March 20

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Photos by; Marco Borggreve