A wife must enter the Underworld to discover the depth of her husband’s devotion.
Gluck’s masterpiece is most famous for its immortal aria, “Che farò senza Euridice.” But it’s also a compelling and deeply personal story of how far one man will go to prove his devotion to his wife. The grief-stricken musician and poet Orfeo risks the terrifying depths of the Underworld to bring back his beloved Euridice alive. For years, the role of Orfeo was the specialty of mezzo-sopranos, but FGO has cast one of today’s most dazzling countertenors, Anthony Roth Costanzo, hailed by The New York Times as an “utterly riveting” performer.
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Watch videos with other singers performing Che faro senza Euridice:
Che farò senza Euridice Dove andrò senza il mio ben. Euridice, o Dio, risponde Io son pure il tuo fedele. Euridice! Ah, non m´avvanza più socorso, più speranza ne dal mondo, ne dal cel.
English Libretto or Translation:
What will I do without Euridice Where will I go without my wonderul one. Euridice, oh God, answer I am entirely your loyal one. Euridice! Ah, it doesn´t give me any help, any hope neither this world, neither heaven.