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Orpheus in the Underworld

Offenbach thumbs his nose at Greek Mythology, creating one of operetta’s most “satirical and hilarious operas of all time.”

Nothing is sacred in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, including the Greek Gods.

Offenbach’s insanity ends with his famous Infernal Gallop, also known as the Can-Can.

The ISU Theatre and Opera Studio accepts Offenbach’s musical challenge, running their cast and crew through the “pastoral tranquility of earth, the dizzying frivolity of heaven, and the bacchanalian hedonism of Hades.”

Director Brad Dell, Music Director Jodi Goble, Costume Designer Doris Nash, and students Samantha Schmitz and Lena Frank will help you touch up on your Greek Mythology below.

ISU will be performing Orpheus in the Underworld throughout the first weekend in November. For tickets and more information, visit www.theatre.iastate.edu.

Jacqueline Halbloom is a Sr. Music Producer and Classical Music Host