DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama to present Offenbach's 'Orpheus in the Underworld' February 1 – 4

DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama present an Opera fit for the Gods with their latest production "Orpheus in the Underworld,”

Performance dates: 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th February, 2012
Performance time: 7.30pm
Venue: Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8
Ticket prices: €25, €10 concession, available at the door


All hell is set to break loose at the Gleeson Theatre, DIT Kevin Street, Dublin 8 this week when the DIT Conservatory of Music & Drama presents one of the most delightfully satirical operettas of all time, Jacques Offenbach's "Orpheus in the Underworld," at 7.30pm, February 1 – 4, 2012.

Opening on February 01st and running for four nights, the DIT production of Offenbach’s most famous operetta will take full advantage of a talented cast of 60 young performers and an Orchestra of over 50 from DIT’s Conservatory of Music & Drama. "The evening is a great opportunity for the Conservatory to showcase its range and depth of talent, and for audiences it is a chance to hear some of Ireland's exciting emerging performers in action" said Director, Jennifer Hamilton.


Orpheus in the Underworld is an exciting retelling of the Greek legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. A married couple looks for an escape (from each other) and ends up, literally, on a journey to Hell! DIT’s production, set in the groovy seventies, tracks Orpheus’s journey down into the underworld to retrieve his fickle wife Eurydice, from her new lover, Pluto. However, Hell, it seems, is where all the fun happens. This naughty underworld is full of outrageous characters. We meet playboy Gods and hippy Goddesses ranging from Jupiter the insatiable philanderer (who always dresses up for his escapades) to Cerberus - a three headed dog, Pluto, the King of the Underworld and Cupid and the Love Police.

Offenbach’s wicked sense of humour takes the characters from one ridiculous situation to another. Add to this a string of irresistible melodies, including the legendary ‘Can-Can’, this opera promises a lively and highly enjoyable evening of tongue and cheek humour, mayhem and madness.

Tickets for "Orpheus in the Underworld" are priced from €10 and are available on the door.

For additional ticket information or to book in advance email mairead.hurley@dit.ie

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