Orpheus in the Underworld

Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) is an opéra bouffon by Jacques Offenbach. The French text was written by Ludovic Halévy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux. The work, first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta. Offenbach's earlier operettas were small-scale one-act works, since the law in France did not allow certain genres of full-length works. Orpheus was not only longer, but more musically adventurous than Offenbach's earlier pieces. This also marked the first time that Offenbach used Greek mythology as a backdrop ... more

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RecordingOverture to Orpheus in the underworld
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