“…an unabashed romp from beginning to end!” (Opera News)

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Orpheus in the Underworld

New Production

New Orleans Opera, 2017

Director: Alison Moritz

Conductor: Robert Lyall

Scenic Design: Steven Kemp

Lighting Design: Don Darnutzer

Costume Design: Julie Winn

Photo Credit: Tom Grosscup

Nominated for a 2017 Gambit Award, Best Opera Production

This new production of Offenbach's operetta transports housewife Eurydice from her Levittown-inspired domestic doldrums to a glamorous nightclub version of the underworld.

Inspired by 1960s boffo sex comedies such as A Shot in the DarkAlfie, and The World of Henry Orient… Fans of Peter Sellers, rejoice!


“Director Alison Moritz wisely resisted any temptation for over-the-top staging, allowing the sparkling, elegantly sexy humor of the piece to shine throughout the evening.” (Opera News)

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“The entire cast seemed to be having so much fun onstage, and their enjoyment was clearly mirrored by an audience obviously having a splendid time.” (Opera News)