‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ by C. W. Gluck

Sad Rumba from Barcelona


Èric Varas, conductor
Jaume Villanueva, staging 
Miquel Villalba, choir conductor 
Chamber Orchestra Terrassa 48 
Quim Térmens, concertino
Òpera Popular de Barcelona, stable company: 
Xavier Casademont / Lluïs Vergés, Orfeo
Laura Gibert, Eurydice
Singer to be determined Love
Choir and ballet of the Popular Opera of Barcelona 


Death, love, sin, and desire the only possible symbioses between the aristocratic elite residing in the opulent mansions of Bonanova and the humble proletarian masses in the shanty towns of Montjuic intertwine lustfully in the city to justify the ultimate workings of hell. Death, love, sin, and desire breathe life into the enamoured Orpheus, who labours to wrest life from death. He strives to revive a still-hungry generation that forgets the post-war years between the small boats of Barcelona harbour, while the weary, hoarse breath of an accordion plays a rumba in the background. 

Mimesis, the art of imitation, also means simulacrum, the eternal contradiction that allows feelings to be expressed theatrically. The scene harmoniously blends the neo-realist landscape into the melody. Barcelona  evokes the essence of Bach counterpoint and transforms every stormy hell into a familiar, accessible essence. 

Eternity emerges from the intimate shocks hidden in Gluck score, making it familiar in memory. 

Information and tickets

Dates and tickets

  • 26 September 2024
    20:00 h
    Concert Hall

Production information

Prices:de 38 a 78 €
Organized by:Òpera Popular de Barcelona

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‘Orfeo ed Euridice’ by C. W. Gluck