Trinity Buoy Wharf , Blackwall Friday February 8 2013 0:00

Silent Opera presents one of the earliest operas, Monteverdi's 1607 tale of Orfeus as he descends to Hell in search of his deceased wife, Euridice. Here, the audience are offered a chance to travel to the Underworld with him. They are provided with wireless headphones,which deliver the soundworld directly into their ears, bringing together live singing and select instrumentalists, mixed with a pre-recorded orchestra. (Composer Louis d'Heudieres has composed a new orchestration for the opera's ambience, plus a full new ending to the show.) The director is Daisy Evans; designs by Kat Heath.

Orfeo: Gerard Collett and Oliver Mercer

Caronte: Timothy Dickinson

Plutone: Callum Thorpe

Pastore I: Owen Willetts

Pastore II: James Geer

Pastore III: David Shaw

Musica/Prosepina: Anna Dennis

Euridice/Ninfa: Caroline MacPhie

Messaggera: Emilie Renard

Speranza: Owen Willetts, Caroline MacPhie, Emilie Renard


Venue name: Trinity Buoy Wharf
Address: 64 Orchard Place
Transport: Tube: Canning Town; Rail: East India DLR
Price: £25 (with return boat from a central London pier £35, Jan 23 & 25 only)
Event website: http://www.silentopera.co.uk