Why See Oprheus in the Underworld?
Emma Rice's Dazzling ENO debut
It's the age old Orpheus and Eurydice myth but as you've never seen it before! After a short yet foundation-shaking tenure as the Globe's artistic director, celebrated English theatremaker Emma Rice makes her English National Orchestra debut during a dazzling and highly theatrical revival of Orpheus In The Underworld, Jacques Offenbach's delightfully irreverent comic opera.
Starring versatile British tenor Ed Lyon and Irish soprano Claudia Boyle star as Orpheus and Eurydice, the mythical husband and wife who are torn apart through trickery. Eurydice is hoodwinked into taking the lord of the Underworld as her lover, and try as he might, Orpheus must win her back by travelling through the bacchanalian revelry of the realm of death with the help of a host of bored gods who're looking for a little entertainment...
Opening night: 5 October 2019
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