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

Conductor
Stefano Seghedoni

Estense Choir directed by
Luigi Pagliarini

Choreography
Michele Merola

Dancers
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.

Approfondimenti

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

Choir

2 Violins
1 Viola
1 Cello
1 Double bass