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'.


Nicholas Sharratt (Orpheus), Jane Harrington (Eurydice), Maire Flavin (Public Opinion), Brendan Collins (Jupiter), Daire Halpin (Diana), Gavan Ring (Pluto / Aristaeus), Ross McInroy (John Styx / Mars), Marie Claire Breen (Venus / Cupid), Olivia Ray (Juno), Christopher Diffey (Mercury)


Music: Offenbach
Lyrics(s): Ludivoc Halevy, Hector-Jonathan Cremieux
Company(s): Scottish Opera, Northern Ireland Opera
Translation: Rory Bremner
Musical Director(s): Clare Haslin (piano), Ruth Wilkinson (piano)
Director: Oliver Mears
Design: Simon Holdsworth
Lighting: Giuseppe di Iorio
Choreographer: Anna Morrissey

Orpheus in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld (Opera or Operetta) production archive for QTIX code T526567433. Details of all Orpheus in the Underworld archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S2044

Archive Listings

30 Nov 11
10 Dec 11
The Young Vic
West End, Greater London
Performance Details => Venue archive
8 Sep 11
11 Sep 11
Citizens Theatre
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