Ticket sales are going better than for any previous production, and we do hope to sell out a few shows at this rate! Thursday 2 December and Sunday 5 December are the best sellers and Saturday 4 and Tuesday 7 close behind – so these might be your best bet for better seats if buying today!
The set is taking shape and I can’t wait to see this twisted stack of PVC piping transform into a magical urban forest in the City Recital Hall. Costumes are underway with a lot more bodies to dress thanks to the fabulous Cantillation – who are a chorus of 19 taking on some glorious music – with nice surprises during the performances. And then of course our three Fates (actors Sean, Nick & Jake), the stunning Eurydice (Elena Xanthoudakis), Orpheus (Andrew Goodwin) and Creon (Derek Welton). Read more about them HERE.
Antony Walker arrived yesterday morning and after a hotel drop off and shower came straight to rehearsals. It’s good to see him! Then Antony, Erin and Mark settled into the days rehearsals. Alice Evan who will lead the orchestra has attended some rehearsals before the orchestra arrives on Friday/tomorrow morning.
In this week’s newsletter (just released) we asked in the competition – how many opera were written on the Orpheus and Eurydice story since Monteverdi's in 1607. There has been some quite lengthy answers with some explaining what constitutes an opera and what doesn’t. The answer lies some where between 60-70 – quite an extraordinary number! Have a read of the newsletter for a lovely article on Antony and a short history of the fortepiano HERE.
Our lovely and regular photogrpaher Bridget Elliot attended rehearsals and took these photos for us a few days ago.
See you in a week! Anna