This past month, Seattle Opera and Washington Graphics LLC teamed up to create advertisements for their breathtaking rendition of Orpheus and Eurydice playing from February 25 – March 10, 2012.
This beautifully romantic and exhilarating story is based on the famous Greek legend which tells of the heroic Orpheus as he descends into the underworld to rescue his true love, Eurydice.
The production begins with Orpheus mourning the death of his beloved wife at her tomb. Overcome with despair, Orpheus wanders into the forest hoping to pour out his sorrows into the streams, rocks, and trees. He even cries out that he would visit the Underworld to bring her back!
Hearing his desperate pleas, the goddess Amore appears and makes a deal with Orpheus. She tells him that he may go to the Underworld to retrieve his wife as long as he does not look at her during the journey home. Orpheus readily agrees and embarks on his trip to retrieve Eurydice.
He finds her in the Elysian fields, and despite the beauty surrounding him, Orpheus is still anxious to get his wife home. However, on the journey back to earth, Eurydice begs her husband to look at her as a sign of his affection. He is eventually overwhelmed by her passionate requests and gives in – once again losing his wife to the Underworld.
Will Orpheus and Eurydice be reunited once again? Or is there undying love lost forever? You’ll have to visit the Seattle Opera House to find out!
Founded in 1963 by Glynn Ross, Seattle Opera has grown to be one of the premier opera companies in the United States. Some of their earlier claims to fame under Ross included both the world premiere production of Carlisle Floyd’s opera Of Mice and Men in 1970 and the 1975 production of Wagner’s Ring de Nebilungen opera in a one week festival – something that had not been done in the United States since 1939 or outside of New York ever.
Since its earlier years, Seattle Opera has put on many more spectacular productions for audiences to enjoy and has remained true to its mission of “producing musically extraordinary, theatrically compelling operas.” It is no surprise that Seattle Opera has the highest per capita attendance of any opera house in the United States.
Seattle Opera used the banners as hanging decorations in their lobby. The larger 3-sheet graphics were displayed outside to whet the appetite of any passersby for a night at the opera!
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