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Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program presents

Orphée aux enfers

(Orpheus in the Underworld)

March 8–10

Add to Calendar2024-03-08 8:00 pm2024-03-08 8:00 pmESTOrphée aux enfers

Opera by Jacques Offenbach
Directed by Katherine M. Carter

Bard Conservatory Orchestra
James Bagwell, Conductor
Vocalists from the Graduate Vocal Arts program

Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater,
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Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld) welcomes the audience to a world of humans, gods and goddesses that seems all too familiar. This is Olympus High, a place where the tipping scales of popularity and power provide the perfect backdrop for a tale of love, jealousy, and intrigue. This is prom and circumstance for the ages, a lively, witty operetta springing from the genius of a young, aspiring Jacques Offenbach in 1858, playing out here in the year 1986, where relationships and hierarchy haven’t changed a bit.

Sung in French with English supertitles, dialog in English.

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