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Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld / Burgess, Watson, etc (Highlights)
Jacques Offenbach, Mark Elder, English National Opera Orchestra
Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld / Burgess, Watson, etc (Highlights)
Genre: Classical
 
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Orpheus in the Underworld
Larry | New York, NY | 03/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The rewritten lyrics, in English, are some of the wittiest and wicked in operetta. Wilson and Pountney have recaptured the spirit of naughtiness, not a small accomplishment in our licentious times. Though delighted to have the highlights, I wished a CD set or video of the full production were available."
Excerpts
William P. Toutant | Los Angeles, CA | 12/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a collection of excerpts. It is in English and is quite good. The performance of the entire operetta has been discontinued and it is a pity."
A Splendid Souvenir to Remember a Spectacular Performance!
William P. Toutant | 10/29/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Having been fortunate to have seen the English National Opera's production in 1988 of "Orpheus" with Wilson and Pountney's outrageously naughty English text, this highlight CD serves as an audio souvenir. Too bad the ENO didn't have the foresight to film the production-would have made a great DVD. The CD booklet does have a few photos of the sets designed by Gerald Scarfe (who also designed Pink Floyd's "The Wall" album artwork) so you get a taste, combined with the CD selections, of what the production was like."