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EROS AND PSYCHE

18 November - 20 November

The evening will be kicked off with a collection of some of opera’s greatest love arias and duets by Puccini, Mozart, Verdi, Handel, Tchaikovsky etc…

The main event will be a brand new opera fresh from the Grimeborn Festival, Eros and Psyche, composed by Kirsten Morrison with libretto by Buffy Sharpe and directed by Iris Theatre’s Artistic Director Daniel Winder. This new show from Eclectic Opera is based on the old Greek characters of Eros (Cupid) and Psyche (his wife) this work is set in the 1950’s long after the original myth finishes…

This new piece explores the timeless theme of love; from early infatuation, to the thrill of forbidden love, to the humdrum abiding love that grows between two people who chose to spend a lifetime together. Shown through the feelings and words of Eros and Psyche as they sing to themselves, argue with each other and yearn for a modern woman who narrates the piece.

Eclectic Opera is dedicated to making accessible, memorable and non-elitist productions.