A PRODUCTION of Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice is to be performed at Eype Centre for the Arts.

Grassroots Opera, a company of young professional singers, will stage the opera on Saturday, October 27 at 7.30pm.

The company was founded in February 2018 by Devon based soprano Chloe Stratta and mezzo-soprano Anna Marie McLachlan. They aim to present opera in a way that is accessible to everyone, in intimate venues where audience members can feel immersed in the action and connect to the emotions presented.

Director Chloe Stratta said: “Opera is very beautiful and meaningful, but not everyone is able to travel to see larger companies, so it’s important to bring this art form to people in rural areas, and also to try to create something that a diverse audience can appreciate."

Orfeo ed Euridice, a tale originating in Greek mythology, tells the story of Orfeo, a grieving man who is given the chance by Amore (the personification of love) to travel to the underworld in attempt to save his beloved wife Euridice.

*Grassroots Opera's Orfeo ed Euridice, Eype Centre for the Arts, Saturday, October 27, 7.30pm. Bar opens at 7pm.

Tickets for the Eype performance are £15 and are available from Bridport Music and online at www.grassrootsopera.co.uk.

See grassrootsopera.co.uk for more information.