Event Orpheus In The Underworld
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Venue Supreme Court Gardens, Perth, WA
Umbrella Event The UWA Perth International Arts Festival
First Date 16 February 2007
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The god Pluto entices the bored housewife Eurydice to Hades with promises of fame, fortune and fun. The hapless Orpheus is forced by Public Opinion (a cross between Pauline Hanson and Hyacinth Bucket) to journey first to Mount Olympus and then to Hades to retrieve his wife. But all is not well on Mount Olympus and the gods revolt and make haste to Hades to see what all the fuss is about.
Primary Genre Music Theatre
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Jacques Offenbach Composer
John Milson Director
Ludovic Halévy Librettist
Hector Cremieux Lyricist
Sarah-Janet Dougiamis Performer
James Egglestone Performer
Justin Friend Performer
Penelope Reynolds Performer
Katja Webb Performer
Works
Text Nationality France
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Semi staged: sung in English
Data Source
Source Description
Web PIAF website
Event Identifier 117310