Offenbach Orpheus In Der Unterwelt (Orpheus In The Underworld) DVD

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01 - 08 - 2013

Offenbach Orpheus In Der Unterwelt (Orpheus In The Underworld) DVD

Donald Grobe (Orpheus), Julia Migenes Johnson (Eurydike), Hans Beirer (Jupiter), Astrid Varnay (Juno), Helmuth Lohner (Hans Styx), George Shirley (Pluto/Aristeus), Deutsch Oper Berlin Chorus and Orchestra, Jesus Lopez Cobos (conductor), Gotz Friedrich (stage director)

Live recording from Deutsche Oper Berlin 1984. Orpheus in der Unterwelt (Orpheus in the Underworld), Jacques 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 Gotz Friedrich created his own contemporary version of the operetta, sung in German at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, filled with allusions to the contemporary cultural scene and society in general. Starring a large cast of renowned artists - singers and actors - Orpheus's 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 modern bourgeois West-Berlin. Special Feature: Intermission Interviews with the main roles as well as Gotz Friedrich and Jesus Lopez Cobos.

Offenbach Orpheus in der Unterwelt

Running Time: 2 hr 41 min + bonus 27 min
Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0
Subtitles: German (original), English
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 5/ DVD 9)