Claudio Monteverdi's Orfeo is Considered to be the first opera and a masterpiece of European musical history. For Sasha Waltz, Orfeo brings together different strands from previous creations, and connects soloists from her arrangements of contemporary pieces with actors from the world of ancient music.
Her version of Henry Purcell's baroque opera Dido & Aeneas - Which is quietly touring successfully Throughout the world - signaled the start of a new chapter in her artistic work. She enhanced the media of musical theater through the theatricality of dance and created a new genre for the opera, a fusion of dance song and music: the choreographic opera. This new genre continued its development as Sasha Waltz worked on Compositions: such as Medea (Dusapin, 2007) and Matsukaze (Hosokawa, 2011), Both End of month were presented at the Grand Théâtre to great critical acclaim.
For her Orfeo, Sasha Waltz will once more work together with the vocal soloists Charlotte Bright Kant and Georg Nigl, Both regulars to the stage Luxembourg. She wants to continue her so long running partnership with the Vocalconsort Berlin and bring together the company with the Freiburg Baroque Consort - the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra's chamber group - For their first ever collaboration.