ORPHEUS, Georg Philipp Telemann

Work by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 - 1767)  
Premiered in 1726 to a libretto by Michel du Boullay

This opera in three acts is a ‘musical drama with texts in French, German and Italian’, whose overture, ‘amusements’, choruses and dances are written ‘à la française’. Orpheus represents the culmination of Telemann’s work for the Hamburg Opera. Telemann chose to set this musical drama to the libretto of the lyrical tragedy Orphée by Michel Du Boullay (previously set to music by Lully’s son, Louis, in 1690).

Magdeburg Theater, Germany
March 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2010
Théâtre de Saint Quentin en Yvelines
  March 26 & 27, 2010
Coproduction Opera Fuoco / Telemann Zentrum / Magdeburg Theater
Staging  Jakob Peters-Messer - Sets and Costumes Markus Meyer
Cast: Pierrick Boisseau, Orpheus - Luanda Siqueira, Orasia - Dana Marbach, Eurydice - Peter Diebschlag, Eurimedes - Caroline Meng, Ismene - Clémentine Margaine, Ascalax - Bartolo Musil, Pluto - Choir of the Magdeburg Theater
Orchestra Opera Fuoco - Conductor David Stern

Cité de la Musique, Paris
  January 6, 2009
Cast: Dietrich Henschel, Orpheus - Ann Hallenberg, Orasia - Daphné Touchais, Eurydice - Rainer Trost, Eurimedes - Camille Poul, Ismene - Clémentine Margaine, Ascalax - Marc Labonnette, Pluto - Caroline Meng, Cephisa Luanda Siqueira, Priestess - Aurélia Marchais / Dorothée Leclair, Orasia maids
Opera Fuoco - Conductor David Stern