Orphée aux Enfers
Jacques Offenbach
21.05.23 > 17.06.23

Director Benjamin Prins
Musical direction Enrico Delamboye

INFO

In the comic opera Orphée aux Enfers, master satirist Jacques Offenbach gives the classical myth a twist. Euridyce hates Orfeo’s music, rejects her bourgeois life and travels to the underworld with her lover Pluto. The gods, bored with their rich and powerful lives, decide to follow Euridyce. Their appearance in the underworld eventually leads to an extravagant, cheerful and liberating party.

After the enormous success of Fantasio (2019), Benjamin Prins is again directing an opera by Offenbach at Opera Zuid. Orphée aux Enfers is a parody of antiquity and shows the conflict between hell and paradise. The magic of the gods fits in seamlessly with the vibrant music of Offenbach. ‘The music is vulnerable like a bubble and extremely extravagant.’ Under the direction of Benjamin Prins, the opera is not only set in antiquity, but the piece also responds to current events. “I’m going to play ping pong with timelines.” With a trip to the 18th century, a nod to politicians from the 21st century and so we return to the Athenian Acropolis in ancient times.

Orphée aux Enfers is performed in French with Dutch and English surtitles.

CAST & CREATIVES

Amel Brahim-Djelloul Eurydice
Mark Omvlee Orphée
Roger Smeets Jupiter
Francis van Broekhuizen Junon
Thomas Morris Bacchus/Opinion Publique
Benjamin Prins Stage direction
Enrico Delamboye Musical direction
Willy Laury Choreography
Marloes en Wikke Set design
Marrit van der Burgt Costume design
philharmonie zuidnederland Orchestra
Theaterkoor Opera Zuid Choir
Amel Brahim-Djelloul Eurydice
Mark Omvlee Orphée
Roger Smeets Jupiter
Francis van Broekhuizen Junon
Thomas Morris Bacchus/Opinion Publique
Benjamin Prins Stage direction
Enrico Delamboye Musical direction
Willy Laury Choreography
Marloes en Wikke Set design
Marrit van der Burgt Costume design
philharmonie zuidnederland Orchestra
Theaterkoor Opera Zuid Choir

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PLAYLIST

Fri
19.05.23
20:00
19/05/2023 - 20:00
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Sun
21.05.23
14:30
21/05/2023 - 14:30
Eindhoven
Parktheater Eindhoven
Tue
23.05.23
20:15
23/05/2023 - 20:15
Tilburg
Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg
Thu
25.05.23
19:30
25/05/2023 - 19:30
Maastricht, Theater aan het Vrijthof
 
Sat
27.05.23
20:15
27/05/2023 - 20:15
Venlo
De Maaspoort
Tue
30.05.23
20:00
30/05/2023 - 20:00
Den Haag
Amare
Thu
01.06.23
01/06/2023
Breda
Chassé Theater
Tue
06.06.23
20:15
06/06/2023 - 20:15
Amersfoort
Flint
Thu
08.06.23
20:00
08/06/2023 - 20:00
Heerlen, PLT
Parkstad Limburg Theaters
Sat
10.06.23
20:00
10/06/2023 - 20:00
Sittard
Toon Hermans Theater
Tue
13.06.23
20:00
13/06/2023 - 20:00
Utrecht
Stadsschouwburg Utrecht
Thu
15.06.23
15/06/2023
Valkenburg
Openluchttheater Valkenburg
Sat
17.06.23
17/06/2023
Soest
Openluchttheater Cabrio Soest
Thu
22.06.23
22/06/2023
's-Hertogenbosch
Opera op de Parade

PERFORMANCES

Malpertuis Neighbourhood Opera
23.12.21 > 23.12.22
Het Lijflied
23.09.22 > 10.01.23
Lady in the Dark
12.11.22 > 11.12.22
Ändere die Welt!
10.03.23 > 02.04.23
Orphée aux Enfers
21.05.23 > 17.06.23