The greatest opera stars from the Plácido Domingo’s Centre of Perfeccionament sing arias from famous Italian composers in a unique production as they unveil beautiful music in the incomparable Italian style and create a new opera experience.
A combination of music, video and performance makes the show truly spectacular. The central concept for the show was inspired by the Greek tragedy, Orpheus and Eurydice. Eurydice died on her wedding day when she was bitten by a snake. With the sympathetic help of the gods, disconsolate Orpheus journeys down to Hades to save his bride. As Orpheus leads Eurydice back from Hades, the reunited young lovers travel through the settings of famous Italian operas.
In this natural way, Orpheus and Eurydice become enamoured of the great Italian operas and slip into the roles of famous lovers, singing their arias. They are Othello and Desdemona (Verdi’s Othello), Turandot and Calef (Puccini’s Turandot), Mimì and Rodolfo (Puccini’s La Bohème), Violetta and Alfredo (Verdi’s La Traviata). An elevator in the lobby of Hades Hotel is the gateway through which Charon, the Ferryman of Hades takes Orpheus and Eurydice to places such as Aida’s Egypt, the Paris of La Bohème and La Traviata, Rigoletto’s court, and Turandot’s China. Meanwhile, hotel patrons become typical characters in these settings. Blessed by the gods, Orpheus will succeed in rescuing Eurydice provided he does not look back; but, just as in an opera plot, everything does not go smoothly.