Orpheus in the Underworld

Orpheus in the Underworld

4 (2) · Opera & Ballet

Heaven’s overrated. Hell is where the party’s at.


Director Emma Rice makes her ENO debut in a glitzy production that showcases her talents for theatrical spectacle and humour.

Orpheus in the Underworld transports us to a hedonistic, party-filled Underworld.

Eurydice is fooled into taking Pluto, ruler of the Underworld, as her lover after her new marriage to Orpheus is broken through tragedy.

Orpheus must try to win his wife back to him. To achieve the impossible he needs the help of the glamorous, conceited but rather bored gods…

Age Recommendation: 11+

Critic reviews

I imagine English National Opera were hoping for a popular hit show that that could be regularly revived. Sadly, I doubt this is it

London Box Office

Emma Rice’s well-sung but misjudged rewrite of Offenbach’s joie-de-vivre operetta

The Stage

Date & time

Show ended
Sat 5 oct - Thu 28 Nov, 1.45pm, 2.00pm, 7pm, 7.15pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 40 mins


St. Martin's Lane WC2N 4ES London, UK · Get Directions

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