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Phone (412) 456-6666
Price $12 and up
Age Suitability None Specified
Category Opera

Orphée

Friday, May 2 8:00p

This imaginative 1991 opera by prolific American composer Philip Glass skillfully brings the 1950 French film directed by Jean Cocteau (1889-1963) to the stage.

Like the movie, the opera retells the legendary Greek myth of the ancient poet Orpheus and his wife, Eurydice by placing the story in 20th century Paris. Orphee becomes transfixed with a princess who is the patron of up-and-coming poet Cegeste --- until Cegeste's mysterious death.

Presented by the Pittsburgh Opera, the eighth oldest company
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Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
237 Seventh St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 456-2600
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