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Orpheus on a red carpet being photographed by Paparazzi, hand outstretched to block camera
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Orpheus in the Underworld

A Scottish Opera and Northern Ireland Opera co-production

By Jacques Offenbach
A new translation by Rory Bremner
Direction Oliver Mears
The Maria

Offenbach's musical satire of Napoleon III's Paris features some of the wackiest situations in all opera. Rory Bremner's new translation updates this tale of Orpheus' journey to the underworld to our media-savvy, celebrity-obsessed society.

Some of the catchiest tunes ever written carry the characters from one ridiculous scenario to the next, culminating in the famous 'cancan'. Oliver Mears' production promises to be a riotous evening of wit and hilarity.

Sung in English.

Supported by The Alexander Gibson Circle

Cast and Creatives

Music Direction/Pianists Claire Haslin or Ruth Wilkinson | Direction Oliver Mears | Design Simon Holdsworth | Light Kevin Treacy | Movement Director Anna Morrisse  

With Marie Claire Breen, Brendan Collins, Christopher Diffey, Máire Flavin, Daire Halpin, Jane Harrington, Ross McInroy, Olivia Ray, Gavan Ring, Nicholas Sharratt    

Music Direction/Pianists Claire Haslin or Ruth Wilkinson

Direction Oliver Mears 

Design Simon Holdsworth 

Light Kevin Treacy 

Movement Director Anna Morrisse  

With Marie Claire Breen, Brendan Collins, Christopher Diffey, Máire Flavin, Daire Halpin, Jane Harrington, Ross McInroy, Olivia Ray, Gavan Ring, Nicholas Sharratt