Orpheus is probably the most famous musician and singer of antiquity. Thanks to his singing abilities and talent on the lyre, of which he is considered the inventor, Orpheus was able to surmount the boundary between life and death. His life, however, was more like that of an adventurer: as a young man he joined the Argonauts and sailed with them to Colchis to steal the Golden Fleece. Following his return, he met Eurydice. Later, his love for his dead wife led Orpheus to descend into the land of the dead so as to bring Eurydice back among the living.
Photo shoot of rehearsals at the Kassel State Theater, September 2012.
Choreography: Johannes Wieland. Musical direction: Patrick Ringborg. Performers: Kassel State Orchestra and Ballet. Music: Hans Werner Henze.