Orpheus in the Underworld

New Orleans Opera

  • 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
  • …an unabashed romp from beginning to end.

    Opera News
  • 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
  • The stage direction from Alison Moritz was as near to flawless as is possible…

    The Advocate

Production Details

Production Highlights

  • New Production
  • New Orleans Opera, 2017

Creative Team

Director:
Alison Moritz
Conductor:
Robert Lyall
Scenic Designer:
Steven Kemp
Lighting Designer:
Don Darnutzer
Costume Designer:
Julie Winn
Photographer:
Tom Grosscup

A Message From Alison

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!

Press

Production Photos

  • A scene from a live stage production of Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by Alison Moritz.
  • A scene from a live stage production of Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by Alison Moritz.
  • A scene from a live stage production of Orpheus in the Underworld, directed by Alison Moritz.