Orpheus in the Underworld

Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) is an opéra bouffon 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. This also marked the first time that Offenbach used Greek mythology as a backdrop ... mehr
Advertisements
Radio App

Get the Radio App

Stream great classical music on the Web, Mobile or Apple TV

Download the App

Recordings

RecordingOverture to Orpheus in the underworld
Favorite
Herunterladen
RecordingOverture to Orpheus in the underworld
Favorite
Herunterladen

Beispiele

Orpheus in the Underworld
Orpheus in the Underworld

Questions

Orpheus In The Underworld
  • 0 Answers
  • vor 7 Monate, 2 Wochen