Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers

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Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers

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29th July 2013




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Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers

Live Recording from Deutsche Oper Berlin 1984

Donald Grobe (Orpheus), Julia Migenes Johnson (Eurydike), Hans Beirer (Jupiter), Astrid Varnay (Juno), Helmuth Lohner (Hans Styx) & George Shirley (Pluto / Aristeus)

Deutsche Oper Berlin, Jesús López Cobos (conductor) & Götz Friedrich (director)

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Orpheus in der Unterwelt, Offenbach’s satirical answer to Gluck’s Orfeo, was premiered in Paris 1858 and portrays society as amoral, the upper class as lax and indifferent to all and public opinion in charge of both. In the early 1980s legendary director Götz Friedrich created his own contemporary version of the operetta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, in German, filled with allusions to the contemporary cultural scene and society in general. Starring a large cast of renowned artists – singers and actors – Orpheus’ odyssey to the Olympic Gods and to the Underworld, in order to save his wife, receives a new face – away from Paris in the 19th century and to bourgeois West-Berlin. The performance stars Julia Migenes Johnson, Donald Grobe, Astrid Varnay and George Shirley, to name but a few. Jesús López Cobos has the musical direction in this production.

Special Feature: Intermission Interviews with the main roles as well as Götz Friedrich and Jesús López Cobos.

Sound Format: PCM Stereo

Picture Format: 4:3

DVD Format: DVD 9 & DVD 5 / NTSC

Subtitles: DE (Original Language), GB, FR / GB (Bonus)

Running Time: 161 mins + 27 mins Bonus

FSK: 0

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