Royal Academy Opera presents Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld

3 Feb 2017 - 6 Feb 2017
Royal Academy Opera presents Offenbach - Orpheus in the Underworld 3 Feb 2017 - 6 Feb 2017

‘For 190 years the Royal Academy of Music has been the nursery, hothouse and generator for British music’ The Times

See and hear the opera stars of the future at Hackney Empire in Jacques Offenbach’s famous ‘opéra bouffe’, Orpheus in the Underworld.

This irreverent satire was unleashed on Parisian audiences in 1858 to a combination of shock and delight: ‘a profanation of holy and glorious antiquity’, ‘a coarse and grotesque parody’, said the critics. Its many memorable set-pieces include the risqué Galop Infernal, better known as the ‘can-can’ – one of the most famous dance tunes of all time.

This new production is conducted by Gareth Hancock, Director of Royal Academy Opera. The director, Martin Duncan, promises to bring us an entertaining show that is ‘funny, colourful, all-singing and all-dancing’.

‘The Royal Academy of Music’s opera can always be looked forward to because it never disappoints… the musical performance is invariably on a high level’ The Spectator

Venue:
Hackney Empire
Pricing:

£ 25 – £ 15 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone)

Sung in the original French with surtitles.
Dialogue in Jeremy Sams’s witty English translation

Running time: 2 hours inc 20 min Interval

Creative Team

Gareth HancockConductor
Martin DuncanDirector
Alex Doidge-GreenDesigner
Steve EliasChoreographer

Cast

Nika GoricEurydice
Lorena Paz NietoDiane
VenusMarvic Monreal
CupidonAlexandra Oomens
MinerveMeinir Wyn Roberts
L'opinion PubliqueKatie Stevenson
JunonEmma Stannard
OrphéeEmanuel Heitz
AristéeWagner Moreira
MercuryJosh Baxter
JupiterNicholas Mogg
John StyxRobert Garland
MarsMichael Mofidian

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