A Tale of Orpheus & Eurydice

21 June - 5 July 2022

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A joyful 45-minute exploration of love, music, and hope for the future.

The Orpheus myth opens with the death of Eurydice, but their story began long before that. Discover the legend of the original star-crossed lovers in this pop-up musical experience which finds them lost in an unfamiliar city. Join them on their journey to find shelter for the night and encounter music from opera to South Asian classical, from folk and blues to Purcell.

Performers from South Asian and Western musical traditions imagine a prequel to Monteverdi’s opera. A perfect introduction to this timeless myth, and to opera itself.

Part of Opera North’s Orpheus season, also featuring: a reimagining of Monteverdi’s Orpheus which brings together the worlds of Western baroque and Indian classical music, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and Orpheus in the Record Shop which fuses spoken word and beatboxing with classical music.

In collaboration with South Asian Arts-uk.
In Newcastle this production is in collaboration with GemArts.


English, Tamil, Italian & Hindi

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Meet our Orpheus and Eurydice

Meet our Orpheus and Eurydice

We got together with Nicholas Watts and Ashnaa Sasikaran who take on the roles of Orpheus and Eurydice in both this show and Orpheus which opens on the mainstage in the autumn, and director Simone Ibbett-Brown.

Cast & creative

A woman singing into a microphone. She has long dark hair and is wearing jewellery around her neck and on her forehead.
Ashnaa Sasikaran
Nicholas Watts has a short beard and is wearing a dark suit.
Nicholas Watts
A man with short hear, wearing glasses with black rims.
Kavi Pau
A man is looking into the camera and smiling. His hair is tied up in a bun.
Mendi Singh
A woman with dark eyes looking into the camera.
Simone Ibbett-Brown


A young woman wearing large hoop earrings and a headwrap.
Jaz Manville

Assistant Director

A woman smiling into the camera. She has dark curly hair.
Hannah Sibai


A Tale of Orpheus & Eurydice

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