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The University of Portsmouth Dramatic and Musical Society: Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld

Thu 27 Feb 2020 7:30pm

New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth

Booking Details: Tickets £11–£15, with £2 off for students and for those booking early (by 31 January) 023 9264 9000, www.newtheatreroyal.com

For further details see the University of Portsmouth Music Department website.

University of Portsmouth Music Department

Offenbach’s uproarious take on the legend pits Orpheus against Eurydice. He is a musician, she hates his music, and both are having affairs. When she dies from a snake-bite, he is delighted, but Public Opinion dictates that he must at least feign grief and go to the Underworld to retrieve her. Eurydice, however, has other ideas… Featuring the famous can-can, which later became notorious at the Moulin Rouge, Offenbach’s catchy tunes and sparkling orchestration will surely send you away with a smile!

Music by Jacques Offenbach
Words by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy
Producer: Molly Brickley-Clark
Musical Director: Colin Jagger

The full University Orchestra plays in the pit.

7.30pm: Thursday 27 February 2020, Friday 28 February 2020, Saturday 29 February 2020
2.30pm: Saturday 29 February 2020

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