Aaron Sheehan, tenor
Orpheus, the mythical singer, is the symbol of the power of music. At the untimely death of his beloved Eurydice he descends to the underworld on a heroic mission to bring her back to the land of the living. His impassioned singing wins her release, but he is then put to a test at which he, with his impetuous feelings, cannot succeed.
Gluck’s Orfeo ed Eurydice was originally written for a castrato in the title role, but when he reshaped it for Paris he cast Orpheus as a high tenor, the traditional hero of French opera.
We are extremely pleased to present tenor Aaron Sheehan, fresh from his GRAMMY-winning performance as Orphée in Charpentier’s opera, in his role-debut as Gluck’s Orphée! The new production will be directed by French director Gilbert Blin, celebrated opera director of the Boston Early Music Festival, with choreographer Anna Mansbridge and GRAMMY winning conductor Stephen Stubbs.
–> LMP CRITIC’S PICK. “A don’t-miss production.” ~ Philippa Kiraly, classical music critic
Admission: $65 general | $40 senior | $20 students | $10 UW students
Up to two free youth (5 –17) tickets available per regular price ticket purchased.