A tale of Eurydice & Orpheus

A joyful 45-minute exploration of love, music, and hope for the future.

The Orpheus myth opens with the death of Eurydice, but their story began long before that. Join them on a haphazard journey through an unfamiliar city in this pop-up prequel, encountering music from South Asian and European classical styles to folk, blues and soul. A perfect introduction to this timeless myth, and to opera itself.

Part of Opera North’s Orpheus season, also featuring: Monteverdi and Jasdeep Singh Degun’s Orpheus, Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and Testament’s Orpheus in the Record Shop.

Opera North in collaboration with South Asian Arts-uk. In Newcastle this production is in collaboration with GemArts.

Cast & creatives

Eurydice Ashnaa Sasikaran
Orpheus Nicholas Watts
Tabla Mendi Singh
Keys, bus driver Kavi Pau

Writer, director Simone Ibbett-Brown
Designer Hannah Sibai
Assistant director Jaz Manville


Opera North.
Various venues across Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Salford, York. Find bookable venues here. 21 June – 05 July 2022.