Amel Brahim-Djelloul Stars in ‘Orphée aux Enfers’ With Opera Zuid

Photo credit: Aliénor Perrard Algerian soprano Amel Brahim-Djelloul will perform the role of Eurydice in Opera Zuid’s production of “Orphée aux Enfers.” Director Benjamin Prin and conductor Enrico Delamboye join creative forces once again with Opera Zuid. Mark Omvlee, Roger Smeets, Francis van Broekhuizen, and Mathys Lagier are among the cast. The Theatre Choir Opera Zuid and the Philharmonie Zuidnederland join {…}

Reassessing ‘Orphée aux enfers’ – How the 1973 Théâtre de la Gaïté-Lyrique Production Spotlights Offenbach’s Opera in a Class of its Scandalous Own

Perhaps no other work within the conventional canon of comic opera, of which Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart, Webern, and Lehar find their respective places, has achieved so much lasting success as Jacques Offenbach’s two (then four) act opéra bouffon “Orphée aux enfers.”  It was composed between 1855 and 1858 as a humorous reaction to the stuffy court opera aesthetic and hyper-focus {…}

Sydney Mancasola, Tansel Akzeybek, Hagen Matzeit & Wolfgang Ablinger-Sperrhacke Lead Komische Oper Berlin’s ‘Orphée aux Enfers’

(Credits: LA Opera official website / Komische Oper Berlin official website / Oper Wuppertal official website / © Lioba Schöneck) The Komische Oper Berlin will present a production of Jacque Offenbach‘s opera buffa “Orphée aux enfers” in December 2021. American soprano Sydney Mancasola makes her long anticipated debut in the role of Eurydice, while tenor Tansel Akzeybek appears in the {…}