Orfeo ed Euridice & Zanetto
Barefoot opera returns to Battle Festival and presents a unique outdoor event for the whole family to enjoy.
Venue: Battle Abbey
Date: Sun, 8 August 2021
Time: 18:30 – 21:00 BST
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. 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. Doors open at 5:30pm. We invite you to join us on the picturesque grounds of Battle Abbey for this fresh and lively performance. Bring a picnic and unwind with opera, family and friends.