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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.

  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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