Libreto: Ludovic Halévy, Hector-Jonathan Crémieux Překlad: Ivo Fischer Režie: Oldřich Kříž Hudební nastudování: Tomáš Hanák Dirigent: Tomáš Hanák Miloslav Oswald Sbormistr: Lubomíra Hellová Choreografie: Petra Parvoničová Scéna: Daniel Dvořák Kostýmy: Roman Šolc Asistent režie: Petr Hloužek Hudební příprava: Milada Jedličková Lucie Kaucká Inspicient: Radek Vojtěch

Actors:

Pluto: Petr Martínek / Milan Vlček, j. h.
Jupiter: Martin Štolba / Jakub Tolaš, j. h.
Orfeus: Jakub Rousek / Peter Svetlík, j. h.
Styx: Ondřej Doležal j. h. / Oldřich Kříž, j. h.
Mercure: Radek Leszczynski / Vojtěch Pačák
Mars: Jiří Kučera / Jan Vaculík
Eurydika: Barbara Sabella / Lucie Kordová / Olga Bezačinská, j. h.
Diana: Elena Gazdíková / Lea Vítková
Veřejné mínění: Zdena Mervová, j. h. / Vendula Hlubková
Venuše: Eva Wolfová Zatloukalová / Vendula Pumprlová
Kupido: Lucie Skácelíková / Markéta Zahnašová
Juno: Magda Málková / Zdeňka Mollíková
Morfeus: Radan Hlubinka / Radim Šimeček
Bacchus: Jiří Horowitz

Jacques Offenbach

Orpheus in the Underworld

World famous operetta


Orpheus in the Underworld was first staged on October 28, 1858 in Paris, however, was not as well-received as the author had expected. The audience was astonished by Offenbach’s melodies, costumes and scenes, but it did not cause a sensation.  It was only after publishing the review that the public grew interested in the play that it turned into great success. Orpheus set literally the whole world on fire. The core of the Offenbach parody accounts for mocking the antique legend where the most effective is not the wit but the comical situations which occur with clashing characters. The author ridicules respected rules of any time which is the reason why one can find actual aspects of present society and affairs. The most famous musical piece is so called “Infernal Galop”, Act 2. Moreover, it is a piece with many musical quotations: French anthem, aria Che farò senza 'Euridice from Orpheo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck or the theme of fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach.