Orphée aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld), first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta, and is arguably Offenbach’s most popular work. An irreverent parody of Gluck’s opera Orfeo ed Euridice (1762), and scathing satire on many aspects of French society and politics, the operetta is internationally famous for its risque galop infernal, popularly known as the "Can-Can".
Shi Heng: Baritone Singer; Opera Director
Anne-Aurore Chochet: Soprano Singer
Shanghai Xintian Symphony Orchestra