L'Orfeo

An antidote to the histrionics and OTT nature of many operas? Quite possibly. In the latest offering from Silent Opera, Monteverdi's 1607 interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus in the Underworld, the audience accompanies the musician to hell in search of his deceased wife, Euridice. The drama is played out through wireless headphones, which deliver the soundworld directly into the ears of the audience, bringing together live singing and select instrumentalists, mixed with a pre-recorded orchestra. Tickets from www.silentopera.co.uk.