11 December, 2018 //


Presented by Irish National Opera in a coproduction with United Fall, in partnership with Irish Baroque Orchestra.
Gluck’s revolutionary opera ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ was a highlight of Galway International Arts Festival 2018.

The power of the Orpheus myth lies in its balance between mortality and hope, transcendence and love. ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ is a powerful mix of music, song, dance and imagery, and features Gluck’s famous and profoundly moving aria Che farò senza Euridice. Mezzo soprano Sharon Carty’s performance in the title role is “compelling, both vocally and dramatically” (Goldenplec). She is “well matched by Sarah Power’s mysterious Euridice” (Sunday Independent). Emma Nash is a “powerfully soaring Amore” (Sunday Independent), and the ensemble of four singers and four United Fall dancers “beautifully amplify the libretto” (The Independent).

Emma Martin, one of Ireland’s most exciting dance theatre makers, directs with Sharon Carty and Sarah Power performing the title roles joined by an ensemble of four singers and four United Fall dancers.
Peter Whelan conducts the Irish Baroque Orchestra. In partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra

‘An opera of intense, crisp energy’ ★★★★’ THE IRISH TIMES
‘It’s a triumph for all’ THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT


As part of our ongoing series of Artists’ Talks we are delighted to announce a pre-show talk on Friday 8th Feb from 7:15 – 7:45pm.

Join us for a pre-show talk with six times Irish Times Best Opera Production nominee and Civic Artistic Director, Michael Barker-Caven in conversation with Emma Martin (director and choreographer of Orfeo ed Euridice). 

Limited to 60 seats,  this artistic talk offers exclusive insight into Irish National Opera’s production of Christoph Willibald Von Gluck’s most influential opera ‘Orfeo ed Euridice’. Reserve your place by calling Box Office on 01 4627477


Orfeo: Sharon Carty
Euridice: Sarah Power
Amore: Emma Nash

Soprano: Emma Nash
Mezzo Soprano (Orfeo cover): Dominica Williams
Tenor: Fearghal Curtis
Bass: Matthew Mannion

Creative Team:
Conductor: Peter Whelan
Director / Choreographer: Emma Martin
Set Designer: Sabine Dargent
Costume Designer: Catherine Fay
Lighting Designer: Stephen Dodd
Assistant Director: Emmanuel Obeya
Irish Baroque Orchestra

United Fall Dancers:
Robyn Byrne, Stephanie Defresne, Javier Ferrer Machin & Sophia Preidel

85 mins. No interval