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      July 14, 2018

      Saturday   7:30 PM

      107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
      Banff, Alberta T1L 1H5

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      Orphée+

      Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Opera Columbus and Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre collaborate on a new co-production of Gluck/Berlioz’s groundbreaking opera Orphée. An electronic, baroque burlesque, descent into hell.

      This re-imagined production looks to explore the gripping and timeless love story of Orpheus and Eurydice through the lens of today’s technology. While staying true to the original score of and honouring the traditions of Baroque opera, this production pushes the boundaries of operatic presentation through digital sound augmentation, captivating choreography, video projections, and aerial artistry. 

      Countertenor Siman Chung performs the title role, Topher Mokrzewski conducts and Joel Ivany acts as Stage Director.

      These performances are sung in French with English surtitles.

      Mature Subject Matter.

       Orphée+ has received 5 Dora Awards!

      These include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Performance — Female (Marcy Richardson),  Outstanding Performance — Ensemble (The Ensemble Dancers of Company XIV), Outstanding Costume Design (Zane Pihlström), and Outstanding Choreography (Austin McCormick).The show zooms through its two hours in what feels like mere minutes, and the eye-candy look of everything ensures you’ll recall Orphée⁺ if ever you’re asked if you’ve recently seen some great theatre.- The Globe and Mail

       "The show is a smashing success — an ideal instance of the old being made marvelously, yet thoughtfully, new."- The Columbus Dispatch

       Artistic Team   

      Joel Ivany* - Stage Director
      Topher Mokrzewski - Conductor
      Austin McCormick* - Choreographer 
      John Gzowski - Sound Designer
      William Fallon - Associate Sound Designer
      S. Katy Tucker - Projection & Set Designer
      JAX Messenger - Lighting Designer 
      Logan Cracknell - Associate Lighting Designer
      Zane Pihlstrom - Costume Designer
      Lauren Spavelko - Musical Arrangement
      Jennifer Szeto - Principal Coach
      Lesley Abarquez Bradley* - Stage Manager
      Kaitlyn Smith* - Assistant Stage ManagerCast Credits  

      Siman Chung - Orphée*
      Miriam Khalil - Eurydice*
      Etta Fung - AmourProduction Team    

      Murray Palmer - Technical Director
      Gina Bennett - Production Manager

      * The Participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of the Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).See All Banff Centre Concerts & Events

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