WP 2012, Kay Link dir.
Offenbach - Link
Das Gift im Lift – warum Orpheus ganz nach unten fuhr (1858/2012)Operetta for children, based on Offenbach's 'Orphée aux Enfers', by Kay Link
Original libretto by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy, adapted by Kay Link (G)
vln-pft; alternative versions with large orchestra or (on request) with salon orchestra; the work may be performed by professional adult singers or by children/teenagers; a reduced versino for 6-7 singers (instead of 9) is also available.
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.
World premiere of version
Bayer Kulturhaus - Erhohlungshaus, Leverkusen
Kay Link, director
Conductor: Yoshiko Hashimoto
Company: Students of Musikhochschule Köln & soloists
|ORPHEUS, musical teacher||Lyric Tenor|
|EURIDIKE, his wife||Soprano|
|ARISTEUS SHEPHERD, their neighbour / PLUTO||Lyric Tenor|
|PUBLIC OPINION, caretaker||Alto|
|The flat-sharing community of the Gods:|
|JUPITER, father of the Gods||Baritone|
|JUNO, his wife||(Mezzo-)Soprano|
|MERCURY, messenger of the Gods||Lyric Tenor|
|VENUS, goddess of Love||Soprano|