Pain, sorrow, comfort and joy - these are emotions that even young children know. And it's these emotions opera has always been about! "Orpheus’ comfort" is an opera for babies and toddlers, where children and adults together get to experience losing something - and finding it again!
Orpheus cries out – he has lost the most precious thing in his life, his dear Euridice! He becomes sad and mourns. Then Euridice appears, but suddenly disappears again! Gone again - appears again! Peek-a-boo! It all turns into a game.
In the baby opera Orfeus' comfort, children and adults are invited to revisit the Baroque era. The music is composed by Maja S. K. Ratkje, based on Christoph Willibald Gluck's aria from the opera Orpheus and Euridice (1774). With costumes, dances and sounds from long ago “Orfeus’ comfort” shows us how we can constantly find each other again - and find comfort.
Orpheus' comfort is an opera for babies, and is suitable for children between 0-3 years. It is co-produced by the Norwegian Opera & Ballet.
På scenen: Silje Aker Johnsen, Elisabeth Holmertz Ide, konsept, kostyme og regi: Christina Lindgren Koreograf: Elizabeth Svarstad Musikk og tekst: Maja Ratkje, basert på operaen Orfeus og Euridice av Gluck Scenografi: Tormod Lindgren Produsent: Camilla Svingen / Syv Mil
Orfeus’ Trøst er produsert i samarbeid med Den Norske Opera og Ballett, og støttet av Kulturrådet.