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Offenbach: Orpheus In Der Unterwelt / Lopez Cobos, Varnay, Grobe, Shirley, Lohner

Offenbach / Grobe / Deutsche Oper Berlin
Release Date: 08/27/2013 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 101679  
Composer:  Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Hans BeirerJulia MigenesDonald GrobeAstrid Varnay,   ... 
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper ChorusBerlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In the early 1980s legendary director Götz Friedrich created his own contemporary version of Jacques Ofenbach’s operetta at the Deutsche Oper Berlin – in German, filled with allusions to the contemporary cultural scene and society in general. Starring a large cast of renowned artists – singers and actors – Orpheus’ odyssey to the Olympic Gods and to the Underworld, in order to save his wife, receives a new face – away from Paris in the 19th century and to bourgeois West-Berlin. The performance stars Julia Migenes Johnson, Donald Grobe, Astrid Varnay and George Shirley, to name but a few. Jesús López Cobos has the musical direction in this production. With this production Arthaus Musik continues its successful series for Read more the 100th anniversary of the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Orphée aux enfers by Jacques Offenbach
Performer:  Hans Beirer (Tenor), Julia Migenes (Soprano), Donald Grobe (Tenor),
Astrid Varnay (Soprano), George Shirley (Tenor), Helmut Lohner (Bass)
Conductor:  Jesús Lopez-Cobos
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858/1874; Paris, France 

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