Orpheus in the Underworld
Fri, Apr 17 - Sun, Apr 19, 2020
Overture Hall: $18 - $135
2 hours 30 minutes including 1 intermission
Ages 10 and up
Sung in English with projected text
Single tickets for this performance go on sale to the public in SEPT. If you’d like to subscribe to the Madison Opera’s 2019–2020 season, please visit madisonopera.org or call (608) 238-8085.
I HEAR THERE’S A PARTY IN HELL.
Mythology. Orpheus and Eurydice are unhappily married, so she is delighted to die and go to the Underworld with Pluto. When Public Opinion demands that Orpheus rescue her, he seeks the assistance of Jupiter, who is having his own trouble with rebellious gods who are bored of Mt. Olympus. Everyone soon decides to go down to Hades to have fun.
Spoofing both mythology and humanity, Offenbach’s smash-hit operetta contains mortals in love, gods in disguise, lively tunes, and a very famous can-can. It’s the perfect way to start spring!