Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld

Opéra-bouffe staged by Laurent Pelly, conducted by Marc Minkowski – With Natalie Dessay and Yann Beuron (Lyon, 1998)

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Laurent Pelly — Stage director
Agathe Melinand — Rewriting of the dialogs
Chantal Thomas — Set designer
Michel Dussarat — Costume designer
Laurent Pelly — Costume designer
Dominique Boivin — Choreographer
Joël Adam — Lighting
Natalie Dessay — Eurydice
Yann Beuron — Orpheus
Laurent Naouri — Jupiter
Jean-Paul Fouchécourt — Pluto / Aristaeus
Martine Olmeda — Public Opinion
Steven Cole — John Styx
Cassandre Berthon — Cupid
Etienne Lescroart — Mercury
Virginie Pochon — Diana
Lydie Pruvot — Juno

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In his famous "opera bouffe" Orpheus in the Underworld, Jacques Offenbach explores in a comic way the tragic story of lovers Orpheus and Eurydice. It is staged here by Laurent Pelly at the Opéra National de Lyon and performed by Natalie Dessay (Eurydice) and Yann Beuron (Orpheus).

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Directed by:
Ariana Adriani
Venue: Lyon Opera House (Lyons, France)
Production date: 1998
Recording date: 1998
Duration: 2 h 8 min
Production: © France 2 / Bel Air Media
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR
Resolution: Full HD