Jacques Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld

Venue: Fairchild Theatre, MSU Auditorium

Worthington Family Foundation Opera Theatre Season

Worthington Family Foundation Opera Season. Orpheus in the Underworld by Jacques Offenbach
2018 MSU Opera Theatre performance of Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus at Fairchild Theatre.
2018 MSU Opera Theatre performance of Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus at Fairchild Theatre.


Stage director: Melanie Helton
Conductor: Steven Mosteller

Sung in English, this opera is a lampoon of the ancient legend of Orpheus and Eurydice. In this version, Orpheus is not the son of Apollo but rather a celebrity violin teacher. See and hear this comedic look at the Orpheus legend that goes from Earth to Olympus to the best party of all in Hades!

Generously sponsored by the Eleanor H. and Harold E. Leichenko Opera Endowment established by Lauren Julius Harris, and “Dinner and a Concert” from the State Room Restaurant inside Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center.

Performances will be held on:

Wednesday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Preview lectures are held 45 minutes prior to each performance.

Reserved Seating Tickets: $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $7 for students and those under age 18. Add a $1.50 convenience fee for each ticket ordered online or over the phone. Tickets may also be purchased at the door if available. College of Music Box Office: 517-353-5340, musicboxoffice@music.msu.edu

This event is also planned to be streamed online November 23 and 24. Visit the College of Music’s Livestream website closer to the event date for more details. The Livestream channel is generously sponsored by the MSU Alumni Office.

See event press release for more details.


Dinner and a Concert

State Room Restaurant at the Kellogg Center

Show your MSU Opera tickets on the same date of the event, before or after the performance, and receive 15% off of your meal. Call for reservations 517-432-5049. View the State Room menus online.

Excludes alcohol, tax and gratuity. Not valid for cash back and cannot be combined with other offers or special events.

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