Metropolitan Opera: Orfeo ed Euridice

Apr 2, 2020

Hei-Kyung Hong as Euridice and Jamie Barton as Orfeo in Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice."
Credit Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Orfeo ed Euridice, Gluck’s operatic fable about undying love and the power of music, in a performance from November 1, 2019. 

Mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton stars as the legendary musician Orpheus. Soprano Hei-Kyung Hong is Eurydice, the bride he is determined to rescue from the underworld, and soprano Hera Hyesang Park is the compassionate god Amore. Mark Wigglesworth conducts the Met orchestra and chorus in a jewel of the late baroque repertoire.

Orfeo ed Euridice will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 4. The Met’s season of Saturday matinee broadcasts continues through May 9. 

To view an English translation of the libretto, click here.