“Orpheus and Eurydice”, Tirana welcomes the exciting story of the Greek legendary hero

“Orpheus and Eurydice”, Tirana welcomes the exciting story of the Greek legendary hero

This opera is thought to have changed music narration

Tirana, April 24, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

“Orpheus and Eurydice” is the first premier opera for 2014 in the National Theater of Opera and Ballet in Tirana. This is the exciting story of the Greek legendary hero, who enters the underground world in order to rescue his love.

Composed by Gluck, this is considered to be an important work in the opera music and one of the most important operas of the 18th century.

This masterpiece led to a shift from the classical style to the baroque one, as it focuses more on the drama than the virtuoso and ornamental way of singing.

With a libretto written in a masterful way, with an extraordinary music, choir passages, imaginary ballets, drama duets and sufferings of the hero, Orpheus, the opera conveys a message which has endured time, the power of love which triumphs on everything.

This work is thought to have changed music narration.

“Orpheus and Eurydice”, is an opera with three acts, with a libretto by Ranieri de Calzabigi. It will be interpreted in the Italian language. The wonderful music has been composed by Christophe Willibald Gluck.

In the first premier of the opera, the orchestra will perform under the conduction of Margherita Colombo, choir conductor Dritan Lumshi, producer Nikolin Gurakuqi and choreographer Artan Ibershimi.

On the cast: Dorela Cela, Eriona Gjyzeli, Enkelejda Kamani, Sonila Baboci, Ivana Hoxha, Dorina Selimaj, Rezarta Qevani, with the participation of the troupe of ballet and the orchestra of the National Theater of Opera and Ballet.

“Orpheus and Eurydice”, was written in 1762 in Vienna. It was first put on stage on October 5, 1762 in the “Burth Theater” in Vienna. It was again put on stage in Paris in 1774.

The Greek legend, Orpheus has inspired the operas of many composers, including the opera “Orpheus” by Monteverdi and the operetta “Orpheus in the underground world” by Offenbach. /ibna/