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Orpheus and Eurydice, 2019, Sarah Tynan, Alice Coote, by Donald Cooper

Gluck’s elegant account of the Orpheus myth is a milestone of eighteenth-century opera. When Eurydice tragically dies, her husband, Orpheus decides he will go to any lengths to be reunited with her. To be together again, Orpheus is told that he can lead his wife out of the underworld, but cannot look back at her; else, she will be lost forever. Performed as part of ENO’s Orpheus Series, Orpheus and Eurydice was directed and choreographed by Wayne McGregor, and featured dancers from Company Wayne McGregor.