Orpheus' trip to the Underworld to recover Eurydice. First performed in 1858 and perhaps the first ever full-length classical operetta, this opera is perhaps most famous for the 'Can Can', or as it is properly called, 'The Infernal Gallop'. Performed in English.


Ed Lyon (Orpheus), Claudia Boyle (Eurydice), Lucia Lucas (Public Opinion), Williard White (Jupiter), Robert Hayward (Jupiter Nov 21/26/28), Alex Otterburn (Pluto), Alan Oke (John Styx), Keel Watson (Mars), Idunnu Munch (Venus), Mary Bevan (Diana)


Music: Offenbach
Lyrics(s): Ludivoc Halevy, Hector-Jonathan Cremieux, Tom Morris (English Lyrics)
Producer: English National Opera
Conductor(s): Sian Edwards, Valentina Peleggi (Nov 1/26/28)
Director(s): Emma Rice (English Book), Matthew Monaghan (Associate Director)
Design: Lizzie Clachan
Costume: Lez Brotherston
Lighting: Malcolm Rippeth
Choreographer: Ella Murfitt
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Orpheus in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T1218745722. Details of all Orpheus in the Underworld archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2044

Archive Listings

5 Oct 19
28 Nov 19
London Coliseum
West End
Greater London

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