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Offenbach: Orphée aux Enfers

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Genres: Arts, Music
Director: Barrie Kosky
Plot Synopsis:

The opera is a lampoon of the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. In this version Orpheus is not the son of Apollo but a rustic violin teacher. He is glad to be rid of his wife, Eurydice, when she is abducted by the god of the underworld. Orpheus has to be bullied by Public Opinion into trying to rescue Eurydice. The reprehensible conduct of the gods of Olympus in the opera was widely seen as a veiled satire of the court and government of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French. Some critics expressed outrage at the librettists' disrespect for classic mythology and the composer's parody of Gluck's opera Orfeo ed Euridice; others praised the piece highly.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: July 24th, 2020
    MPAA Rating: Rated G
    Movie Release Year: 2019
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Naxos
  • Technical Specs
    Length:140 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080i AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.78:1
    Audio Formats:Music: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0
    Music: LPCM 2.0
    Subtitles/Captions:English, French, German, Japanese, Korean