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Palais Garnier - First performance on 3 May 2014 - 7:30PM

Ticket rates : 10€, 25€, 45€, 70€, 115€, 140€, 185€

Running time : 2H15 with one interval

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PARIS OPERA BALLET
Orphée et Eurydice
Christoph W. Gluck / Opéra dansé by Pina Bausch
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Orphée et Eurydice is one of Pina Bausch’s major works. The choreographer brings flesh and blood to Gluck’s score –here conducted by Thomas Hengelbrock—while opting to distance herself from the work’s happy ending. Having descended into the Underworld to look for his loved-one, Orpheus fails to bring Eurydice back from the realm of the dead and watches her disappear forever. Beyond the mythological tale itself, the ballet evokes despair, grief and the fragility of the human condition. In this opera-dansé, first performed in Wuppertal in 1975 and added to the repertoire of the Paris Opera Ballet in 2005, each of the main roles is split in two, creating a permanent dialogue between song and dance. In this uncluttered staging, slender swanlike silhouettes trace images of disturbing beauty and plunge into painful introspection.

Christoph Willibald Gluck Music
Pina Bausch Choreography and staging
Rolf Borzik Sets, costumes and lighting
ArtisteNoteRôle
Étoiles, Premiers Danseurs and Corps de Ballet

Balthasar-Neumann Ensemble & Chor Thomas Hengelbrock (3, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21 May) Conductor
Manlio Benzi (4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 19 May) Conductor

Maria Riccarda Wesseling⁄ Agata Schmidt (4, 9, 16, 20 May) Orphée
Yun Jung Choi Eurydice
Jaël Azzaretti Amour

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