When the curtain came down on this show, my brain felt like it had been through a blender – in a good way.
Watching Orpheus & Eurydice, there is so much to digest both audibly and visually.
In ninety minutes, the creative team deliver a combination of circus, opera and music, all in one beautiful bucket.
I really have to commend the creatives involved – from the orchestra, circus, singers, set design and costuming – everything ties in and presents like a neatly packaged parcel.
Gluck’s simplicity is echoed in the production through the set design especially.
This provides a necessary contrast to the constant visual movement from the circus.
Extremely clever, and delightful to watch the exploration of such a minimalist set.
I will say that whilst the blend of art forms was uniquely exciting, it was also overwhelming at times.
A slight balance adjustment in sections to hone in on the beautiful moments that exist within the piece would elevate the experience even more.
In saying that, Orpheus & Eurydice is expertly executed and I would encourage both new and repeat opera audiences to experience it for themselves.