"Eurydice" - by Matthew Aucoin - Boston Lyric Opera (Boston, MA.)

Boston Lyric Opera




Music by Matthew Aucoin (Composer & Conductor)

Libretto by Sarah Ruhl

Based on the play by Sarah Ruhl

Cast Includes: Sydney Mancasola as “Eurydice”; Mark S. Doss as “Father”; David Portillo as “Hades”

The production is sung in English with English subtitles and will run for five performances over two weekends at The Huntington Theatre.


March 1, 2024 through March 10, 2024

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Composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl’s adaptation of the Greek myth of “EURYDICE” and Orpheus is based on Ruhl’s 2003 play of the same name that refocuses the original story’s narrative on Eurydice’s perspective. 

Aucoin, who will also conduct the BLO Orchestra, grew up in Boston and, at age 33, has become one of the country’s most-watched young opera composers.  

After attending the show’s Metropolitan Opera performance in 2021 (it premiered at LA Opera in 2020), BLO General Director & CEO Bradley Vernatter approached Aucoin  to discuss a new chamber edition (in collaboration with Opera Grand Rapids) that would create a more immediate and intimate experience. 

“Rethinking 'EURYDICE' in this way is part of BLO’s tradition of creating intimate productions of pieces like Bluebeard’s Castle or Lizzie Borden that were originally at larger scales,” Vernatter says. “Matthew and Sarah have created a beautiful opera rooted in the classical tradition, with a story that reflects contemporary sensibilities.”  

Casting for “EURYDICE” includes Sydney Mancasola in the title role, David Portillo as Hades, and Mark S. Doss as Father. 

Additional casting to be announced. 

The commission of “EURYDICE” is supported in part by a gift from Pat and Bill O’Connor.



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