Orfeo all’Inferno : transcription and orchestral adaptation

  • Regia: Ugo Pasquale Bedeschi
  • Musica: Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880) - Adattamento e trascrizione: Cristiano Alberghini
  • Anno: 2014

Il progetto, in breve

Orpheus to hell (version of 1858)

Funny operetta in 2 acts of
Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)

Direction – Italian rhythmic translation, dialogues and prose
Ugo Bedeschi

Scenes and Costumes
Mariella Simonazzi

Stefano Seghedoni

Estense Choir directed by
Luigi Pagliarini

Michele Merola

ASD School Dance Project

De Andrà Theatre – Casalgrande

In this specific project, the available orchestra had available a smaller number of instruments than the original score of the composer Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880).I have thus dealt with the reduction of the workforce by rewriting and completely re-adapting the Opera "Orpheus to Hell", for a number of inferior instruments.(11 Instrumentalists, 13 soloists and choir)

It is a long and meticulous work that must be carried out with great attention and concentration.


Adaptation for the following orchestral instruments

1 Flute
1 Clarinet
1 English Horn
1 Trumpet Bb
1 Piano
1 Drum kit / percussion

13 Solo singers


2 Violins
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Double bass