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Toronto: Single tickets are now on sale for Opera Atelier’s production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice”

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Single tickets are now on sale for OPERA ATELIER’s production of GLUCK’S ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE October 26 to November 1, 2023, at the Elgin Theatre


Colin Ainsworth / Orpheus

Mireille Asselin / Eurydice

Anna-Julia David / Amour

Artists of Atelier Ballet

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir and the Nathaniel Dett Chorale.

The season kicks off in the Elgin Theatre with Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, October 26 and 28 at 7:30pm, and October 29 and November 1 at 2:30pm. Gluck’s reform opera/ballet will star Canadian tenor Colin Ainsworth as Orpheus - a role he first sang for Opera Atelier in 2007. The stunning production will also include company favourite, soprano Mireille Asselin as Eurydice and soprano Anna-Julia David, who makes her company debut as Amour.

“Few singers are able to sustain the extraordinary vocal range required of the tenor in the 1774 French version of Orpheus and Eurydice,” says Pynkoski. “We are honored to have Mr. Ainsworth return - his talent in full bloom, to interpret this role, which has been an ambition of Opera Atelier for more than a decade.”

Gluck, bowing to the unique aesthetic of 1774 France, wrote extensive additional dance music for Orpheus, including an unprecedented balletic finale, which allows the full corps of the Artists of Atelier Ballet an exceptional opportunity to shine in Lajeunesse Zingg’s choreography.

“The Artists of Atelier Ballet, who have reached an internationally acclaimed level of finesse, are thrilled to be involved in a production in which they can explore the stylistic links between baroque dancing and 19th century Romantic ballet,” adds Lajeunesse Zingg.

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