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Orpheus in der Unterwelt [electronic resource] : burleske Oper in drei Akten / Jacques Offenbach ; von Hector Crémieux und Ludovic Halévy ; Neufassung von Götz Friedrich und Thomas Woitkewitsch ; eine Aufführung der Deutschen Oper Berlin ; Inszenierung, Götz Friedrich ; eine Produktion des Senders Freies Berlin.

Author/Creator:
Offenbach, Jacques, 1819-1880 composer.
Standardized Title:
Orphée aux enfers. German
Other Title:
Orpheus in the Underworld
Publication:
Munich, Bavaria : ArtHaus Musik, 1984.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (188 minutes)
Subjects:
Operas.
Form/Genre:
Operas
Operas.
Language:
Sung and spoken principally in German; the role of Pluto/Aristeus sung and spoken principally in French.
System Details:
data file
Summary:
"Orpheus in der Unterwelt", Offenbach's satirical answer toGluck's "Orfeo", was premiered in Paris 1858 and portrays society as amoral, the upper class as lax and indifferent to all and public opinion in charge of both. In the early 1980s legendary director Götz Friedrich created his own contemporary version of the operetta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in German, filled with allusions to the contemporary cultural scene and society in general. Starring a large cast of renowned artists - singers and actors - Orpheus' odyssey to the Olympic Gods and to the Underworld, in order to save his wife, receives a new face - away from Paris in the 19th century and to bourgeois West-Berlin.
Participant:
Donald Grobe (Orpheus) ; Julia Migenes Johnson (Eurydike) ; Mona Seefried (die Öffentliche Meinung) ; Hans Beirer (Jupiter) ; Astrid Varnay (Juno) ; George Shrley (Aristeus/Pluto) ; Helmuth Lohner (Hans Styx) ; Janis Martin (Diana) ; Annabelle Bernard (Venus) ; Carol Malone (Cupido) ; Peter Maus (Merkur) ; Manfred Röhrl (Mars) ; supporting soloists ; Chorus, Orchestra, and Ballet of the Deutsche Oper Berlin ; Jesús López Cobos, conductor.
Credits:
Stage director, Götz Friedrich ; stage and costume designer, Andreas Reinhardt ; chorus master, Walter Hagen-Groll ; choreographer, Ivan Sertić; video director, Brian Large.
Notes:
Title from resource description page (viewed November 20, 2017).
Written in 1858.
Burlesque opera in three acts.
Libretto by Hector Crémieux with additional lyrics by Ludovic Halévy; new version by Götz Friedrich and Thomas Woikewitsch.
Recorded Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Contributor:
Crémieux, Hector-Jonathan, 1828-1892, librettist.
Halévy, Ludovic, 1834-1908, librettist.
Woitkewitsch, Thomas, translator.
López-Cobos, Jesús, conductor.
Large, Brian, film director.
Friedrich, Götz, stage director, translator.
Alexander Street Press.
Deutsche Oper Berlin, performer.
Sender Freies Berlin, production company.
Other format:
Original version:
OCLC:
1014221280
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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