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Where can I find a synopsis of the 4 act version (the opéra féerie) of Offenbach's 'Orphée aux enters'?

Hi George,

Here are some of the versions I found...  Offenbach originally wrote it in two acts - only later did he expand it to four acts.

And if you'd like to see the score - check this site out:ée_aux_enfers_(Offenbach,_Jacques)

And here are two French versions:

And here is one more synopsis in French - it is more detailed:

Best of luck!



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Questions on Opera performance, repertoire, vocal technique, acting for opera. I have some 20 years experience in opera in both leading roles and chorus. I have sung with New York City Opera since 1981. I have studied voice in NYC for over 20 years and have also taught technique and coached singers in acting.

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