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Orpheus and Eurydice

The fate of a tragic love story played out on stage with Circa’s intrepid acrobats, the Opera Queensland Chorus and the Queensland Symphony.

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 24 October, Brisbane
Performers 8 acrobats
Duration 90 minutes


Conductor Dane Lam
Director Yaron Lifschitz
Costumes Libby McDonnell
Video Boris Bagattini

Orpheus Owen Willetts
Eurydice & Amore Natalie Christie Peluso Opera Queensland Chorus


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

Past Dates

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