Song of Orpheus: March 8-10, 2024

Les Délices gives three performances of Song of Orpheus March 8–10, 2024 in Akron, Cleveland, and Cleveland Heights

Song of Orpheus is a program of musical works inspired by the Orpheus myth. The concert features French mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux and acclaimed bass-baritone and composer Jonathan Woody in dramatic cantatas by Jean-Philippe Rameau and Philippe Courbois, plus excerpts from Orpheus, an rarely-performed opera by Georg Philipp Telemann. In addition, audiences will enjoy the premiere live performances of Jonathan Woody’s By much love betray’d, a trio sonata commissioned by Les Délices that traces the arc of Orpheus’ life – from receiving his lyre and the gift of music from Apollo, to his fateful turn in the underworld, and his demise at the hands of the Maenads.