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Cancellation: Orpheus at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Final performance of the run on 15 November cannot go ahead due to singer illness.

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

15 November 2015 at 5.25pm | 3 Comments

It is with great regret that we have had to take the decision to cancel tonight’s performance of Orpheus. This is due to two of the lead singers being ill.

All ticket holders will be contacted directly next week to be offered a refund. We are exploring the possibility of organizing an alternative performance, but the availability of artists and theatre are likely to make this impossible.

We would like to apologise for the necessity of taking this very unusual action.

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

15 November 2015 at 5.25pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged by Keith Warner, cancellation, Orpheus, Production

This article has 3 comments

  1. Martin Kaufman responded on 16 November 2015 at 7:14am Reply

    Obviously I was very disappointed, along with 3 friends (one of whom drove down from Hertfordshire), to miss the final performance of 'Orpheus' by Rossi. If a substitute performance is not possible, will there be a DVD be made available, and, if so, could the price of that be set against the ticket price refund? I would hate to miss the performance altogether. An alternative would be to ensure that those who lost out here are first in the queue for any revival, next year if 'L'Ormindo's swift revival is anything to go by.

  2. DAVID STEAD responded on 22 November 2015 at 9:25am Reply

    Sunday 22 November, I just heard an announcement about this just before 09.00
    that there will be a programme on Radio 3 next weekend.
    The announcement seemed to be a "sound tweet", if there is such a thing! I had never even heard of Luigi Massi before, though Orpheus interests me very much.
    Please enlighten me if you think it wothwhile.

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