Oberlin College and Conservatory

Oberlin Opera Theater presents Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo"

Sunday, March 17 at 2:00pm

Hall Auditorium
67 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

The performances on March 16 & 17 will be in-person only.


by Claudio Monteverdi | libretto by Alessandro Striggio

Directed by Stephanie Havey
Conducted by Christian Capocaccia

This fully-staged production of Oberlin Opera Theater will be presented in four performances, March 14 through 16 at 8 PM and March 17 at 2 PM.

See where opera all began! Monteverdi’s setting of the mythical tale of Orpheus and his great love Eurydice is the first masterpiece of theater set to music. In this production, Orfeo's quest to rescue Eurydice from the Underworld is imagined as a psychological journey in which Orfeo questions the ideals of fidelity and marital bliss in the fight for his bride as his own doubts and fears tear him further away from her. It is a story of passion and courage, and the complexity of the human spirit.

This production is a collaboration of Oberlin Opera Theater and Oberlin Conservatory's Historical Performance program.

Read more: "The Dark Side of Orpheus" by Stephanie Manning '23

Run time: 105 minutes


$10 reserved seating ($8 students)

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For assistance in purchasing tickets, contact Oberlin College Central Ticket Service.

Proudly supported by Ideastream Public Media, official media partner of Oberlin's Artist Recital Series and Opera Theater productions.

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Arts, Music, Performing Arts


Academic, Conducting and Ensembles, Opera Theater, Vocal Studies, Theater, Administrative, Central Ticket Service, Concert Production, Conservatory of Music


$10 reserved seating ($8 students)

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Relief sculpture of Orpheus and Euridice. By permission of Wikimedia Commons

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