A journey to the Underworld and back again...
A visit from the Figura Ensemble
A new Danish opera based on the tragic fate of one of Greek mythology’s most beloved couples.
Greek mythology tells the story of how the young nymph, Eurydice, dies on her wedding day after being bit by a serpent and has to journey alone to the underworld Hades. Her beloved Orpheus is devastated by grief, but decides to follow his love, hoping that his song will appease the gods and release Eurydice from the eternal darkness of the underworld.
In Downfall, the myth becomes a story of grief and parting leading up to the inevitable but also redeeming ending.
This production by the Figura Ensemble presents Nana Bugge Rasmussen, mezzosoprano, and Teit Kanstrup, baritone, accompanied by five musicians bringing Nicolai Worsaae’s fragile and highly nuanced music to life with traditional as well as modern instruments.