Don’t look back! The eternal tale of love lost, regained, and lost again.
Saturday, March 25 | 7:30PM
Carolina Theatre of Durham
Orpheus and Eurydice Trivia Night
March 25 | 6:45 - 7:15pm | The Carolina Theatre's Connie Moses Ballroom
Come alone or with a team and test your knowledge of opera, Greek mythology, and more!
The winning team receives free tickets and drinks for The COT's May 14 concert, Trumpets and Grieeeg! plus free t-shirts!
Trivia will begin at 6:45pm. Please arrive by 6:30pm to check in. Trivia is first-come, first-serve, up to 40 people.
This is a free event, but guests must have purchased a ticket to the Orpheus and Eurydice opera to gain admittance to trivia
Orfeo ed Euridice
What You'll Hear
About This Program
The COT is incredibly excited to stage an opera for the first time, and what better than “the opera that broke opera!” By far his most famous composition, Chirstoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice transformed the operatic genre and set the course for the great operatic composers that were to follow.
In this eternal love story, Orpheus despairs over the sudden loss of his new bride Eurydice. Pitying the ailing bard, Amore (Venus) tells him that he can recover his lost love by descending into the underworld, and bring her back on one condition: he must walk in front of her and not look back until they have reached the world of the living.
Young Concert Artist winner Megan Moore headlines a cast featuring sopranos Molly Quinn and Susannah Stewart, and the Carolina Chorus led by Susan Klebanow. The orchestra will be led by Artistic Director Lorenzo Muti, with stage direction by Niccoló Muti. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English supertitles.