Orpheus in the Underworld, a presents us with a couple who cannot stand each other. Eurydice detests her husband Orpheus’ violin-playing, so she leaves for the Underworld with her lover Pluto. Orpheus heads out to begrudgingly reclaim his wife, but he is not the only one pursuing Eurydice as Jupiter is also curious about Pluto’s new acquisition.
Reimagined in the 1980s, this modern production promises an entertaining production about sex, lies and scandals. No more old-style white togas or nineteenth century garb. Instead expect glitzy, colourful fishnets, shoulder pads, denim shorts and out-of-this-world hip hairstyles. Orpheus in the Underworld is being directed by Brock Roberts, who recently directed Carmen for Edinburgh Studio Opera and also co-directed John Blow’s Venus and Adonis and Charpentier’s Actéon with Michael Barry for Birmingham Conservatoire. Conductor is Philip Walsh.
The opera is a Teatru Manoel Youth Opera production jointly produced by Teatru Manoel and the Valletta 2018 Foundation.
The show is heading to Teatru Manoel on the 8th and 9th October 2016.