Orpheus In The Underworld (9:13)

Cover of Operetta Overtures (Famous)

From Operetta Overtures (Famous) and 11 other releases

Orpheus in the Underworld is an opéra bouffon (a form of operetta) by Jacques Offenbach. The French text was written by Ludovic Halévy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux. The work, first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta.

The “Infernal Galop” from Act II, Scene 2, is famous outside classical circles as the music for the “Can-can” (to the extent that the tune is widely, but erroneously, called “Can-can”)


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