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Orpheus in the Underworld, 1985, Programme Cover

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. This print is taken from the programme cover for ENO's new production in 1985.