Orphée aux enfers

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Composer:

Jacques Offenbach

Librettist:

Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy

Premiere:

21 October 1858, Paris (Bouffes Parisiens)

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Orphée aux enfers Synopsis

Libretto:

Orphée aux enfers Libretto

Translation(s):

Deutsch

About the opera Orphée aux enfers

Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) is an opéra bouffon (a form of operetta), or opéra féerie in its revised version, by Jacques Offenbach. The French text was written by Ludovic Halévy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux.
The work, first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta. Offenbach's earlier operettas were small-scale one-act works, since the law in France did not allow certain genres of full-length works. Orpheus was not only longer, but more musically adventurous than Offenbach's earlier pieces.

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Roles in Orphée aux enfers

Cupidon Soprano
Diane Soprano
Eurydice Soprano
John Styx Baritone or Tenor
Junon Mezzo-Soprano
Jupiter Baritone
Public Opinion Mezzo-Soprano
Mars Bass

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Popular videos from Orphée aux enfers

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All scenes from Orphée aux enfers


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Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct: 1.01

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2Il m'a semblé Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: Voice: S BLanguage: French

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3Can can (Galop Infernal) Popularity:

Opera: Orphée aux enfersComposer: OffenbachAct:

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: French

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