C.W. Gluck

ORPHÉE ET EURYDICE
BAXTER THEATRE

Tues 3 Sept 19:30 | Thurs 5 Sept 19:30 | Sat 7 Sept 18:00

Gluck’s dream of creating a new style of opera, distinguished by classical simplicity and
dramatic integrity, was exquisitely realised in his setting of the Orpheus story. Climaxing in the much-loved aria “J'ai perdu mon Eurydice”, his dramatization of Orphée’s descent into the underworld in pursuit of his wife Eurydice stands as a moving testament to the power of music.
Conducted by CTO Associate Music Director Tim Murray, Matthew Wild’s new production will showcase the extraordinary talents of the CTO Chorus, using movement and poetic imagery to create a new vision of this haunting myth.

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Conductor Tim Murray
Director Matthew Wild
Choreographer Louisa Talbot
Chorus Master Marvin Kernelle
Set Designer Chris Pienaar
Lighting Designer Kobus Rossouw
Costume Designer Birrie Le Roux
Assistant Director Masixole Makwethu
Rehearsal Pianist Jan Hugo
Stage Manager Ivor Cloete


CAST

Orphée     Fleur Barron
Eurydice   Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi
Amour      Brittany Smith

UNDERSTUDIES   Ané Pretorius, Brittany Smith, Jodie Khan

CHORUS

SOPRANO
Pumza Mxinwa
Ernestine Stuurman
Babongile Manga
Jodie Khan
Tiffany Thomas
Busisiwe Ngejane

MEZZO
Danielle Speckman
Abongile Fumba
Christine Bam
Lusibalwethu Sesanti
Jacqueline Manciya
Olu Yakhe

TENOR
Mthunzi Mbombela
Andile Tshoni
Mlungiseleli Nqadini
Monwabisi Lindi
Siphesihle Mdena
Anro Arendse

BASS/BAR
Simphiwe Mayeki
Garth Delport
Thando Mpushe
Lindile Kula
Luvo Rasemeni
Sakhiwe Mkosana