Orphée | l'Amour | Eurydice
An Immersive Opera
In this version of the myth, Orpheus and Eurydice are not separated by death, but by a fate that strikes many present-day relationships: the lovers have lost each other along the way. They don’t communicate directly anymore, only via text messages with L’Amour, the personification of love, who in turn is at a loss how to properly fulfill they role as a mediator.
Using theatre and VR technology, Coops and Changa let the audience experience the story from three different perspectives: Orpheus’, Eurydice’s, and L’Amour’s, captured in three short performances, which can be experienced either separately or together. Gluck’s music is transformed by Dutch-Polish composer Zbigniew Wolny into an intimate and colorful arrangement for tenor, guitar, and electronics.
Director: Robin Coops VR Director: Avinash Changa Libretto: Helene Vrijdag Composer: Zbigniew Wolny Dramaturg: Willem Bruls Choreographer: Dunja Jocic Soundscape engineering: Jannes Noorman Scenography: Maze de Boer Light design: Wijnand van der Horst Costume design: Martijn Kramp
Orphée: Lucas van Lieroep Eurydice: Kalin Morrow, Tijana Prendovic l'Amour: Julia Akkermans Producers: Nederlandse Reisopera, Opera Zuid, Dutch National Opera, M31 Foundation, WeMakeVR Premiere: February 2022