Purefeo - The Orfeo Experience

by William Purefoy in Oxford, England, United Kingdom


raised of £40,000 target
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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by May 30th 2019 at 3:12pm

Help us create a magical, accessible, fully immersive opera production with inclusive food and fizz. A complete night out in one hit!

by William Purefoy in Oxford, England, United Kingdom

We are creating an immersive dinner opera where the audience comes as guests to the wedding of Orfeo and Euridice. The ceremony is followed by a reception with canapes, bowl food and sparkling wine, all accompanied by music from the orchestra, during which the happy couple enjoy their first dance. When Euridice leaves to change her outfit she is tragically killed, Orfeo is plunged into mourning and the opera begins. Dancers and chorus are disguised as guests, the priest sings the role of Amore, the reception is transformed into the underworld, everything happens in and amongst the audience and so, with dinner included and a fully dramatised performance of the relatively short but magnificent Orfeo ed Euridice by Gluck right there in front of them, it promises to be a great night out for opera lovers and novices alike.

Once created, this show will be adaptable to fit any place where a wedding reception could take place and, with the current popularity of immersive events combined with the obvious convenience of food and drink as part of the show making it the perfect night out, it will hopefully expose more people to the wonderful experience that is Opera. 

All money raised will go towards the costs of making this a fully polished professional production with set, props and costumes.

The cast and creatives are:

Cast & Creatives

Orfeo - William Purefoy

Euridice - Helen Parker

Amore - Rebecca Bottone

Director - William Kerley

Conductor - Timothy Redmond

Choreographer - Siân Williams

Designer - Rachel Szmukler

Orchestra - Instruments of Time and Truth

More information can be found at www.purefeo.com

Rewards are available for this project:

Pledge £500 Credit on the website

Pledge £1000 Credit on the website, one free ticket

Pledge £2000 Credit on the website, two free tickets, meet the cast after the show

Pledge £3000 Credit on the website, two free tickets, meet the cast after the show, observe a day of rehearsals (Oxford) 

Let's make 'Purefeo - The Orfeo Experience' happen

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