Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8 pm and Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2 pm
Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto by Ranieri de’ Calzabigi
Premiered 1762, Vienna, Austria – Burgtheater
Last performed by Kentucky Opera on February 11, 1967
Produced in collaboration with Louisville Ballet featuring the period instruments of Bourbon Baroque.
Sung in Italian with English captions
A Timeless Story of Sacrificial Love – With One of Opera’s Most Beautiful Scores
The Greek myth of Orfeo represents the love, missed opportunities and joy we experience in life – and what we would sacrifice to keep that love alive.
Praised by The Washington Post for her “gorgeous, warm voice that you want to keep listening to,” celebrated mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin stars in the title role under the direction of Kelly Kitchens, who provides a moving, contemporary approach to the classic tale. Produced in collaboration with Louisville Ballet and featuring the period instruments of Bourbon Baroque, Orfeo features thrilling choreography by Robert Curran who will bring Gluck’s famous ballet sequences to life.
Single tickets start at just $45.25!
Cast and Creative:
This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to Kentucky Opera with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Special thanks to our partners at Kentucky Performing Arts for their continued support.