The Story Remains the Same

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. “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. “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.

The Story Remains the Same