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The Story Remains the Same

Glimmerglass Opera’s season of wildly different takes on the Orpheus myth is wrapping up. Time to make that trek upstate.

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  1. 1. “L’Orfeo”

    August 17 through 25

    Monteverdi’s original opera, composed 400 years ago, is a masterpiece of simplicity and widely considered the first great work in the genre.

  2. 2. “Orphée”

    August 16 through 27

    Philip Glass brings his singular voice to the myth; his opera musically interprets Cocteau’s 1949 film of the same name.

  3. 3. “Orpheus in the Underworld”

    August 18 and 26

    In Offenbach’s hands, a dash of humor enlivens the ordinarily tragic story, in an operetta that includes an affair between Eurydice and Pluto and ends with the cancan.


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