Orphée aux enfers


Directed by Douglas Anderson

Guest Conductor Clinton Smith

June 3 & 9 at 7:30 pm

June 5 & 11 at 2 pm

Pre-Show Talks one hour ahead of curtain at Memorial Baptist Church 97 S Pleasant St, Middlebury


Assigned Seating

TICKETS $80 / $65 / $55

plus applicable fees

Friday, June 3rd at 7:30pm

Sunday, June 5th at 2:00pm

Thursday, June 9th at 7:30pm

Saturday, June 11th at 2:00pm

Jacques Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers

Orphée aux enfers

(Orpheus in the Underworld)
An Opera in Four Acts

Orphée aux enfers will be fully staged by Director Douglas Anderson, with orchestra conducted by Guest Conductor Clinton Smith. Sung in French with English supertitles. Artistic Director Douglas Anderson says: “Orpheus is a wild, anything-goes opera with a wild,  anything-goes score to match. It’s laugh-out loud funny – the perfect antidote to the challenging couple of years we’ve all just been through.”

A comic opera with Music by Jacques Offenbach and words by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy, the opera is a lampoon of the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice.  In this version Orpheus is not the son of Apollo, but a rustic violin teacher.  He is glad to be rid of his wife, Eurydice, when she is abducted by the god of the underworld, Pluto.  Orpheus has to be bullied by public opinion into trying to rescue Eurydice. What ensues is a riotous comedy with memorable music popularly associated with a dance made famous by those at the Moulin Rouge in the late 19th century. Can-Can you guess what it is?


Meet the Singers – SATURDAY, May 21st, 5:00 PM – CVUUS Middlebury, VT

Join us at the Champlain Valley Universalist Society for our annual Meet the Singers concert. Enjoy listening to the singers’ favorite arias or songs from musical theater.   Tickets $35 with hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.

Young Artists Recital – FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 – Town Hall Theater Middlebury, VT

Join us for a special evening with talented young artists directed by Young Artists Program Director Sarah Cullins and Music Director Filippo Ciabatta.

Visit the OCM website at ocmvermont.org for more information about the opera, bios of the singers and music listening suggestions

Town Hall Theater

68 S Pleasant Street

Middlebury, VT 05753

The Box Office is also open one hour prior to performances.

Orphée aux enfers



    Assigned Seating

    plus applicable fees

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