Orphée et Eurydice -
M31 Foundation / WeMakeVR
(work in progress)
Orphée et Eurydice is both a theatrical and VR opera about the process of mourning. The work is inspired by the opera composed by Christoph Willibald Gluck. A new composition will be written for both voice and electronics.
Where most versions of the story only focus on the voice of Orphée, we want to tell the story from the perspective of both characters. Orphée mourns and hopes to sing Eurydice back into his arms. Different from the original interpretation of the story, Eurydice still loves Orphée as well but actually doesn’t want to go back anymore. She expresses her hesitations and fights to take distance through movement. The last character is Amore which connects both perspectives and speaks with all its wisdom.
As an audience member, you will choose to follow the perspective of Orphée (the VR experience) or Eurydice (the theatrical dance experience). A third perspective, that of Amore, can be followed in a separate 360 VR experience.
Producer: M31 Foundation Co-producer WeMakeVR Director: Robin Coops VR Director: Avinash Changa Libretto: Willem Bruls Composer: Zbigniew Wolny Scenography: Maze de Boer Light design: Wijnand van der Horst Costume design: Martijn Kramp
Sponsored by: Film Fund, Creative Industry Fund
Officially selected for the IFFR CineMart 2021
and VRDays 2021 coaching sessions.