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Orpheus in the Underworld, 2019, Shamil Tanna

Offenbach’s operetta is a satire of the famous Orpheus myth and features the popular ‘Can-can’. The reluctant Orpheus can rescue Eurydice from the underworld, on the condition he does not turn to look back at her. On their way out, however, Jupiter (who has since fallen in love with Eurydice) scares him into turning back. Eurydice vanishes back into the underworld and everyone is thrilled with the result.
Performed as part of ENO’s Orpheus Series, this glitzy new production was directed by Wise Children’s Emma Rice, and conducted by former ENO Music Director Sian Edwards.