Classical notes

Orfeo ed Euridice must have been one of the shortest full-night operas ever produced by Opera Ireland (OI) - a mere hour and a quarter, but its stunning impact will live long in the memory.

19th March, 2005

It displayed, in a powerful way, that when it comes to spectacle, innovation and style, OI can turn it on in a world-class way.

The buzz after the show was palpable. “What did you think of that ?” was a comment I heard a number of times around the Gaiety foyer last November, as if the depar t ing opera-goers needed confirmation that they had witnessed something special. They had.The fact that Orfeo was recently...

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