Orfeo ed Euridice / Zanetto

Barefoot opera, well known for its fresh and lively performances of opera classics, presents a unique evening, combining a well-loved opera favourite with an operatic rarity that share a common theme: our search for love and inspiration in a dangerous world. 

Gluck’s famous opera Orfeo ed Euridice, featuring one of the world’s most loved arias, “Che faro senza Euridice,” retells the classic Greek tale of the poet Orpheus and his journey to the underworld to find and return his one true love. Barefoot Opera condenses and intensifies Gluck’s score in order to create one powerful act.

The second part of the evening features Zanetto, by Puccini’s contemporary Mascagni, (Cavalleria Rusticana). Silvia, a rich and beautiful courtesan who both finds and renounces true love, strongly resembles her operatic cousin Violetta from La Traviata by Verdi and shares a similar fate. 

“Wonderful show-couldn’t stop smiling from the first note to the last – stunning musicians and production – Go tonight if you can”

Audience member (Barber of Seville 2019)

Cast & Creative Team

Euridice/Sylvia: Lizzie Holmes (Sept 6th Victoria Mulley)
Orfeo/Zanetto: Emma Roberts (Sept 6th Lila Chrisp)
Amor: Laura West
Musical director: Lesley-Anne Sammons  
Director: Lysanne van Overbeek
Designer: Bettina John
Company: Barefoot Opera 

Tour dates

Battle Festival (Battle Abbey grounds)
PICNIC OPERA Glyndebourne style
6:30 pm, 8th August 2021

St Leonards-On-Sea: (St John the Evangelist)
7 pm, 13th August 2021

Grimeborn, London: (The Arcola Theatre)
7 pm, 5th, 6th, 8th September 2021

Maidenhead: (Norden Farm Arts Centre)
7:30 pm, 16th September 2021

Bourne End: (Wooburn Arts Festival)
7:30 pm, 2nd October 2021


Battle Festival
Tickets: £17.50

St Leonards-on-Sea
Tickets in advance online £13
On the door £15

Grimeborn, London
Tickets £21-£30

Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead

Wooburn Festival, Bourne End  

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