Jacques Offenbach’s composition opens with Orphée and Euridice’s personal squabbles and not with the bride’s obligatory death during the couple’s wedding ceremony, as the spouses’ happy days have long been a thing of the past. The state of their married life is also the reason, why Orphée is, at first, quite happy to allow Pluto as his wife’s lover to kidnap Euridice and to lead her straight into Hades, Pluto’s kingdom of the dead. It is only when the “Public Opinion” turns against him and threatens to ruin his reputation, Orphée is prepared with gritted teeth to enter Hades in order to bring back Euridice. Introduction (in German)Tickets and InformationPre-performance Introduction (in German)
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