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New Old Opera: Houston Premiere Of Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice

Opera in the Heights stage director Leslie Swackhamer and mezzo-soprano Laura Coale talk about their latest production.


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Yunnie Park (L-Euridice) and Laura Coale (R-Orfeo) in Opera in the Heights’ production of Orfeo ed Euridice

Originally performed in Vienna in 1762, Christoph Willibald Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice has never before been performed in Houston — until now, that is. In a new production sung in Italian, Opera in the Heights presents the Houston premiere of Gluck’s opera, with stage direction by Leslie Swackhamer and musical direction by Eiki Isomura.

The production closes on Saturday, April 16th at 7:30 PM at Lambert Hall (1703 Heights Boulevard).

St. John Flynn talks with stage director Leslie Swackhamer and mezzo-soprano Laura Coale (Orfeo) about the production.

Joshua Zinn

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Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on Houston Public Media Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews...

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