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Meaning of "Orpheus in the Underworld" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

Orpheus in the Underworld  [ˈɔːfjuːs ɪn ðɪ ˈʌndəˌwɜːld] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

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Orpheus in the Underworld is a noun.
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WHAT DOES ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Orpheus in the Underworld

Orphée aux enfers is an opéra bouffon, or opéra féerie in its revised version, by Jacques Offenbach. The French text was written by Ludovic Halévy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Crémieux. The work, first performed in 1858, is said to be the first classical full-length operetta. Offenbach's earlier operettas were small-scale one-act works, since the law in France did not allow certain genres of full-length works. Orpheus was not only longer, but more musically adventurous than Offenbach's earlier pieces. This also marked the first time that Offenbach used Greek mythology as a backdrop for one of his buffooneries. The operetta is an irreverent parody and scathing satire on Gluck and his Orfeo ed Euridice and culminates in the risqué Galop infernal that shocked some in the audience at the premiere. Other targets of satire, as would become typical in Offenbach's burlesques, are the stilted performances of classical drama at the Comédie-Française and the scandals in society and politics of the Second French Empire. The "Infernal Galop" from Act II, Scene 2, is famous outside classical circles as the music for the "can-can" .

Definition of Orpheus in the Underworld in the English dictionary

The definition of Orpheus in the Underworld in the dictionary is a classical operetta; the French name is Orphée aux enfers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD


afterworld
ˈɑːftəˌwɜːld
antiworld
ˈæntɪˌwɜːld
counterworld
ˈkaʊntəˌwɜːld
curled
kɜːld
demiworld
ˈdemɪˌwɜːld
lifeworld
ˈlaɪfˌwɜːld
nanoworld
ˈnænəʊˌwɜːld
out-of-this-world
ˌaʊtəvðɪsˈwɜːld
subworld
ˈsʌbˌwɜːld
underworld
ˈʌndəˌwɜːld
whorled
wɜːld
world
wɜːld

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

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orphan
orphanage
orphanhood
orphanism
orpharion
Orphean
orpheoreon
Orpheus
Orphic
orphically
Orphism
Orphistic
orphrey
orphreyed
orpiment
orpin
orpine
Orpington
Orr

WORDS THAT END LIKE ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD

brave new world
bring into the world
come into the world
dead to the world
developing world
dream world
for all the world
for the world
give to the world
in the world
in-world
man of the world
nether world
not long for this world
old-world
on top of the world
other world
possible world
real world
the Free World
with the best will in the world

Synonyms and antonyms of Orpheus in the Underworld in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Orpheus in the Underworld» into 25 languages

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The translations of Orpheus in the Underworld from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Orpheus in the Underworld» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

地狱中的奥菲欧
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Orfeo en los infiernos
570 millions of speakers

English

Orpheus in the Underworld
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंडरवर्ल्ड में Orpheus
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

أورفيوس في العالم السفلي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Орфей в аду
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Orfeu no submundo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অরফিয়াস ইন আন্ডারওয়্যার
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Orphée aux enfers
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Orpheus di Underworld
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Orpheus in der Unterwelt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

アンダーワールドでのオルフェウス
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

지하 의 오르페우스
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Orpheus ing Underworld
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Orpheus trong Underworld
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பாதாளத்தில் ஆர்ஃபியஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अंडरवर्ल्ड मधील ऑर्पीयस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Yeraltı dünyasında Orpheus
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Orfeo all´inferno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Orfeusz w piekle
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Орфей в пеклі
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Orfeu în Infern
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ο Ορφέας στον Άδη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Orpheus in die Onderwêreld
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Orfeus i underjorden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Orpheus i underverdenen
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD»

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The Outlandish Adventures of Orpheus in the Underworld
Recreates the myth of the Greek poet-musician who charmed the whole world with the power and beauty of his song.
Paul Newham, 1994
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Under the Spell of Orpheus: The Persistence of a Myth in ...
The three parts of the book explore the ways in which artists have identified with different aspects of the often paradoxical Orpheus myth. The first deals with artists such as Paul Klee, Carl Milles, and Barbara Hepworth.
Judith E. Bernstock, 1991
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Opera Production: A Handbook
Orphee aux enfers • Orpheus in the Underworld Music by Jacques Offenbach ( 1819-1880). Libretto in French by Hector Cremieux and Ludovic Halevy. Premiere: Paris, October 21, 1858. Comic parody of the Orpheus legend. Simple harmonic ...
Quaintance Eaton, 1961
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Orpheus in the Underworld
The French text was written by Ludovic Halevy and later revised by Hector-Jonathan Cremieux.
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
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Classical Mythology in English Literature: A Critical Anthology
Goodman, Paul. 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (1937), in Collected Stones, vol. 2, ed. Taylor Stoehr, Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow, 1978. Gregory, Horace. ' Orpheus', in Medusa in Gramercy Park, New York: Macmillan, 1961. Heaney, Seamus.
Geoffrey Miles, 2002
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Using Voice and Song in Therapy: The Practical Application ...
Orpheus in the Underworld The relationship between voice and loss is encapsulated powerfully in the story of the Greek hero Orpheus, who is the classical symbol of song as well as representing the inevitability of human loss. Orpheus was ...
Paul Newham, 1999
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A Dictionary of Opera Characters
Created (1951) by Maria Callas. 3. (Monteverdi:L'Orfeo). Sop. Created (1607) probably by the castrato Girolamo Bacchini. 4. (Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld). See Eurydice. Euridice Hero (Birtwistle: The Mask of Orpheus). Mime role.
Joyce Bourne Kennedy, 2010
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Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold ...
Vase paintings with Orpheus in the Underworld became very popular in fourth- century southern Italy, but are absent from fifth-century Athenian pottery. Instead, Athenian vases repeatedly represent the death of Orpheus at the hands of ...
‎2007
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Ovid before Exile: Art and Punishment in the Metamorphoses
... had traveled as tourists in Greece from Polygnotus's painting of Orpheus in the underworld in the Lesche at Delphi,12 or the sculpture of Orpheus surrounded by the theatrum Orphei at the sanctuary of the Muses on Mount Helicon.13Afresco ...
Patricia Johnson, 2008
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Orpheus with His Lute: Poetry and the Renewal of Life
When the painters of the vases found in South Italy depicted Orpheus in the underworld, they showed him in the act of playing his lyre, and standing by the entrance to an elaborate portico. Inside, Pluto and Persephone are conversing, ...
Elisabeth Henry, 1992

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Orpheus in the Underworld is used in the context of the following news items.
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Corobrik Orchestra 2015 in a new venue
... Walk Alone, a Sinatra medley titled Salute to Ole Blue Eyes, and the show-stopping Can-Can from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld. «Artslink.co.za News, Jul 15»
2
Scandalous opera weekend
When Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld was first performed in France in the 1850s it was condemned as scandalous. The opera ... «Bucks Herald, Jul 15»
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Orpheus in the Underworld review – the cast enjoys the whole romp …
'Hitting her top notes with impunity' … Suzanne Shakespeare as Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld. Photograph: Paul Blakemore/PR. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
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Orpheus in the Underworld, Iford Arts, review: 'thoroughly jolly'
I've never had a eureka! moment with Jacques Offenbach's operettas. My loss I'm sure, but I can't help feeling that once you've skimmed away ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Beethoven's FIDELIO in Concert at San Francisco Symphony
... to the latter's licentious Orphée aux enfers [Orpheus in the Underworld] with the German composer's opportunistically moralistic Tannhäuser.). «Berkeley Daily Planet, Jun 15»
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MIF15: Damon Albarn heads down the modern day rabbit hole in …
“I started off singing Oliver!, then I did a bit of West Side Story, then The Boy Friend, Guys And Dolls, Orpheus In The Underworld, and a bit of ... «Manchester Evening News, Jun 15»
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Orchestra New England Can-Cans, Foxtrots, And Waltzes To Silent …
As Orchestra New England played the triumphant and slightly manic “Can-Can” from Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld, ... «New Haven Independent, Jun 15»
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'Wigglers welcome': Arts organizations provide performances for …
“We always have to play either the cancan from 'Orpheus in the Underworld' or the 'William Tell Overture,'” Fowler said. “… The purpose is to ... «Deseret News, Jun 15»
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Children's Books: Tales to Tame Your Wild Beasts
In “Orpheus in the Underworld” (Toon Graphics, 46 pages, $16.95), Yvan Pommaux elegantly render their ill-starred marriage and attendant ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
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Symphony X Announce New Album Underworld, First Song …
I started looking at Dante, and Orpheus in the underworld, where he's going to go to Hades or hell to save this girl. So there's the theme of going to hell and back ... «RockSins, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Orpheus in the Underworld [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/orpheus-in-the-underworld>. May 2022 ».
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