Volksoper Wien: Orpheus in der Unterwelt


All hell breaks out in heaven when Pluto, god of the underworld, and his brother Jupiter get into a fight over the recently abducted Eurydice. And what will the Public Opinion say about it, when the truth comes out that Orpheus, that frivolous violin teacher, doesn't even want her back? In 1858, Jacques Offenbach, the father of the operetta, published his travesty of the classical antiquity; ever since, generations of friends of the 'light muse' have delighted to the effervescent, champagne-like melodies, above all the saucy can-can.

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