24 Feb-17 March.
This is the full length 1774 version of Gluck's opera, in French, where the orchestra takes centre stage. It is the Covent Garden production directed by John Fulljames with choreography by Hofesh Shechter. One of the main draws is Juan Diego Flores in the role of Orphée but it will also be interesting to watch the young, up-and coming conductor Michele Mariotti, who is the musical director of the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. Last November he conducted Lucia di Lammeroor at the Royal Opera Covent Garden. Teatro alla Scala, Via Filodrammatici 2, www.teatroallascala.org.