Orpheus: The Whole Story

May 2 2014 - 7:30pm
May 2 2014 - 9:30pm

Location(s)

First Presbyterian Church
512 Third St SW
Rochester, MN, 55902
United States
See map: Google Maps
Performers and/or Faculty: 
Catherine Webster, soprano; Lyra Baroque Orchestra - Jacques Ogg, Artistic Director

To close Lyra's 29th season, we turn to the familiar and heartbreaking story of Orpheus and Eurydice, unfolded over two Orfée cantatas. The first cantata, by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, takes us as far as the Underworld, where Orpheus' charming, heartfelt music has convinced Hades to free Eurydice. The second, by Jean-Philippe Rameau, details the ascent back to the upper world and the misery that results from a rule broken. Experience the emotions of this compelling story, brought to life by an intimate group of instrumentalists and the brilliant voice of soprano Catherine Webster.

 

Repertoire: Clérambault - Orfée, Couperin - La Sultanne, Les Goûts Réunis; Rameau - Orfée

Presented By: 
Lyra Baroque Orchestra
Phone: 
(651) 321-2214
Pricing
Cost: 
$6-$23
Discount to EMA Members: 
yes
Description of Discounts: 
$3 discount for EMA members, seniors and public radio members