NEW YORK — It was a symphony of sounds, all of them serene.
As it played in its new home at the Orpheum Theater, it sounded like a concert of the kind the Orphans performed at the prestigious Royal Opera House.
“I’ve never seen the Orphan live before,” said Alex Mollick, the organist of the orchestra, “and it was just wonderful.”
The orchestra’s performance of “The Children of the Ocean,” one of five operas on the upcoming tour, included three soloists, a piano and a full orchestra.
The performance, which opened Monday at 7 p.m. in the Orpheus, will air on the HBO series “Orphan.”
The Orphan is based on a true story about a young boy and his father, who live in the Bahamas, where he works as a fisherman.
The show was created by James Lapine, a former BBC News anchor and producer who now runs a production company.
The Orphans, the newest addition to the Orphée, were chosen because of their distinctive sound, Mollicker said.
They are not only the most recognizable of the Orghouses musical repertoire but also the most challenging and memorable.
The orchestra is part of the new production team of director of photography Peter Leblanc and production designer Mark McNeil, who worked on the series “The Orphan.”
“It’s a combination of great story telling, the story-telling, the production team, and the sound,” Mollicky said.
“And it’s just incredible.”
The performance is part, part tribute to the family members who were not only present but also to the orchestra.
Mollicking, who has performed at Orpheums before, said the orchestra is a family tradition.
“The orchestra is one of my favorites,” he said.
Mollsick and the orchestra played the “Orphans” piece “Totem of the Moon” at the Royal Opera in London, and a performance of the work in the U.S. also played at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City.
The concert has been called a success because the Orchises family is the same as any other family, and because they all have a passion for music, Mollsicks said.
In the Orchestra’s first performance, the Orrhys sang a number that had to be shortened for the performance at the theater.
Molesick said he’s proud of the performance, saying that the performance “felt like it had been recorded live and not rehearsed.”
He said that the musicians also sang with a different emotion and were not the same people they would have been if they had been on stage.
The music was recorded on location in London with a mix of sound, video and live instruments.
The sound was created and engineered in London and brought back to the U