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Offenbach - Keck: Orphée aux Enfers (OEK critical edition: 1874 version) (Orpheus in der Unterwelt / Orpheus in the Underworld) (1874) 180'
Opéra-féerie in four acts (12 scenes)

Music Text

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Libretto by Hector Crémieux (with the collaboration of Ludovic Halévy); original German version by Ludwig Kalisch, adapted and completed by Frank Harders-Wuthenow; German versions by Wolfgang Quetes, Günter Selling and Wolfgang Böhmer; new English version by Richard Duployen (F,G,E)

Scoring

9S,S(M),M,7T,2T(Bar),3B; chorus; ballet; 2(II=picc).2.2.2-2.2.3.0-timp.perc(2):BD/TB/cym/tamb/tgl-strings; on-stage:fl.picc-2tpt.3trbn.ophicleide-perc:BD/SD/cym.

Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory

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World Premiere

07/02/1874
Théâtre de la Gaîté, Paris
unknown

World premiere of version

30/11/2002
Opernhaus, Graz
Jean-Louis Martinoty, director / Ensemble der Bühnen Graz / Johannes Stert



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