Event Orpheus in the Underworld
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Venue The State Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 12 May 2003
Opening Date 30 May 2003
Last Date 31 May 2003
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description "In this operetta... the plot - which turns the Greek Legend of Orpheus and Eurydice into an excuse for sexual fun between gods and mortals - was used by the librettists to snipe at the morals and politics of mid-19th century France. This new version.. is streetwise, sexy and irreverent..."
Description Source Reviewer's Opinion
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Operetta
Subjects Satire
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Jonathan Biggins Adaptor
Ignatius Jones Adaptor
Phillip Scott Adaptor
Jacques Offenbach Composer
Richard Gill Conductor
Mark Thompson Designer
Ignatius Jones Director
John Rayment Lighting Designer
Jamie Allen Singer
Jennifer Bermingham Singer
Jonathan Biggins Singer
Kerry Elizabeth Brown Singer
Andrew Brunsdon Singer
Amelia Farrugia Singer
Lisa Harper-Brown Singer
David Hobson Singer
Seang Yoon Lee Singer
Sally McHugh Singer
John Pringle Singer
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
France
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information 8 performances. Sung in English.
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Programme PROMPT Collection. National Library of Australia
Event Identifier 26065