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Orpheus and Eurydice

““…a glorious work”

– The Australian, AUS

Heartbroken Orpheus has been granted the chance to bring his dead wife Eurydice back from the underworld with one condition; he must not look at her – even for a moment – on their long journey home. But how can he resist the temptation to look into the eyes of his true love?

Set to some of the most stirring music ever written; this is opera like you’ve never seen before – mixing thrilling acrobatics, exquisite singing and striking video design to take us to hell and back.


World premiere October 2019, Brisbane
Performers 8 acrobats
Duration 80 minutes


★★★★“Circa were astonishing, and their incredible athleticism genuinely has to be seen to be believed.” – Limelight Magazine, AUS | View

““…a glorious work”- The Australian, AUS | View


Created by Yaron Lifschitz with Libby McDonnell and the Circa Ensemble

Opera Queensland in association with Circa presents Orpheus & Eurydice

Director & Set Designer Yaron Lifschitz
Conductor Dane Lam
Costume Designer Libby McDonnell
Technical Director Jason Organ
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Chorus Director Narelle French
Associate Director Heather Fairbairn
Associate Circus Director Bridie Hooper
Choreography Yaron Lifschitz, Bridie Hooper and the Circa Ensemble
Original Music by Christoph Willibald Gluck

International representation
Shaun Comerford / Circa Commercial Projects
Antonin Coutouly / Book Your Show France
Wolfgang Hoffmann / Aurora Nova Worldwide booking & coordination
Danielle Kellie / Circa Australia & New Zealand
Yaron Lifschitz / Circa New creations & big dreams
Allen Moon / David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives USA, Canada, Central & South America

Circa acknowledges the assistance of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Tour Dates

Date City Venue
12th - 31st January 2024 Sydney, Australia Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Past Dates

Date City Venue
24th October - 9th November 2019 Brisbane, Australia QPAC

Circa is based in Meanjin (Brisbane) on the lands of the Jagera and Turrbal people. We respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the many lands on which we create and perform. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
Always was. Always will be.