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Photo: http://www.fotomalinowski.eu
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)

Scoring
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.
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World premiere of version
3/18/2012
Bayer Kulturhaus - Erhohlungshaus, Leverkusen
Kay Link, director
Conductor: Yoshiko Hashimoto
Company: Students of Musikhochschule Köln & soloists

Roles

ORPHEUS, musical teacherLyric Tenor
EURIDIKE, his wifeSoprano
ARISTEUS SHEPHERD, their neighbour / PLUTOLyric Tenor
PUBLIC OPINION, caretakerAlto
The flat-sharing community of the Gods:
JUPITER, father of the GodsBaritone
JUNO, his wife(Mezzo-)Soprano
MERCURY, messenger of the GodsLyric Tenor
VENUS, goddess of LoveSoprano
CUPID


Moods
Comic


Subjects
Mythology, Relationships





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