West Road Concert Hall
Thu 22 - Sat 24 February
Cambridge University Opera Society

Orpheus in the Underworld

Jacques Offenbach

Content warning [May contain spoilers]

Tickets for Saturday evening's performance are no longer available online or at the ADC Box Office but will be available to purchase on the door at the venue.

"I'm leaving home, because I am dead."

Orpheus and Eurydice fell in love. Now, that feels like an age ago—a rose-tinted fling turned cynical and distant.

But when Eurydice is kidnapped by Pluto and taken to the Underworld, her old flame Orpheus reluctantly pursues her. What follows is a journey which traverses time and space, heaven and hell — a place where the parties never stop. Trapped in the realm of the Gods, can an uncertain love save Eurydice from peril?

Offenbach’s opera presents the iconic Orpheus myth for the modern age. Join CUOS for an evening which brings deft wit to a love story canonised in classical myth, which still delivers with the shock of the new.

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150 minutes


West Road Concert Hall


£16 adults, £14 over 60s, £8 students

Some sexual content and references to alcohol. Mild language.

West Road Concert Hall is one of Cambridge’s premiere music venues. Ideally situated only minutes’ walk from the famous Cambridge Backs and King’s College, it is renowned for its superb acoustic qualities.


West Road Concert Hall
11 West Road
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