Greek myths and tragedies

Greek mythology, with its timeless themes of love, heroism, and the divine, has inspired composers to write operas throughout the centuries. On the page below, OperaVision immerses you into the mythical world of gods, mortals, love and tragedies.

Monteverdi’s groundbreaking opera L’Orfeo marked the beginning of a profound artistic fascination with Greek mythology in the world of opera. Fast forward to the present day and Belgian composer Bernard Foccroulle finds new resonance for the story of a Trojan priestess - fated to utter true prophecies but never to be believed - in today's the climate emergency with his opera, Cassandra.