The Neemrana Music Foundation and Akademia is presenting the opera 'Orfeo, crossing the Ganges', which is a link between the two worlds is reinforced by the Indian and European cast, trained on several occasions by Françoise Lasserre and Nadya Balyan choir conductor during workshops held in India during the last few months.
The five act opera has been on floor at the Kamani Auditorium.
The opera 'Orfeo, crossing the Ganges', is all about the ravels of Orfeo to India and falls in love with Eurydice, dancer consecrated to the service of Lord Shiva. He kidnaps her and marries her, thus provoking the fury of the Grand god: the cobra around Shiva's neck kills Eurydice. Orfeo's quest in the beyond to find the beloved, is like a crossing of the Ganges to the holy city of Varanasi. Presumptuous victim of his illusions, Orfeo fails and is put to death.
Francis Wacziarg is the producer of the opera and it is conducted by Françoise Lasserre and directed by François Rancillac. Up to 50 Indo-French artistes are gathered on stage: the role of Orfeo (tenor) is played by David Szigetvari, Eurydice (soprano) is by Nitya Urbanna Vaz (who has been sent on scholarship to France by the Neemrana Music Foundation), Musica and Messagiera (soprano) is by Claire Lefilliatre, Preserpina (soprano) is by Aude Priya, Ninfa and Merula (soprano) is by Dagmar Saskova, Speranza and Pastor (soprano) is by Jean-Christophe Clair, Pastor and Spirto (tenor) is by Jan Van Elsacker, Pastor and Spirto (tenor) is by Johannes Weiss, Caronte, Pastor and Spirto (bass) is by Hugo Oliveira and Plutone (bass) is by Geoffroy Buffière.