Music by Jacques Offenbach  
Adapted by Omari Tau 
Libretto by Hector Crémieux and Ludovic Halévy  
Adapted by Buck Ross

Feb. 4-6, 2022, Cohen Family Studio Theater

Opera d'Arte Sponsor
Rafael and Kimberly de Acha

  • Music Director and Conductor Brett Scott
  • Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor Gregory Miller*
  • Rehearsal Pianists: Soojin Kim, Samuel Martin, Hyewon Shin
  • Director Amy Johnson
  • Choreographer/Movement Coach Susan Moser
  • Producer Kenneth Shaw
  • Faculty Assistance from Stuart Skelton, Elliot Madore 
  • Graduate Assistant and Supertitles Erin Alcorn*
  • Costume Designer Corey Cochran* with Kenneth Shaw
  • Sound Designer Chris Berger*
  • Production Stage Manager Rosie Burns Pavlik* 
  • Props Master Madisen Frazier*

*CCM Student

Orpheus in the Underworld will last 95 minutes with a 15-minute intermission between Act 2 and Act 3.

Director's Note

By Amy Johnson

Sometimes we all need a good French farce. Its mélange of mistaken identities, caricature, disguises, magical elements, breaking of fourth walls and healthy doses of indecency give us permission to take nothing seriously, other than the laughs. 


Special thanks to the CCM Voice faculty, Donna Loewy, Kathleen Kelly, Robert Doak and Vernon Hartman.

Synopsis/Scene Breakdown

Act I A remote, exotic resort for the gods

In the prologue, Public Opinion sets the tone in the manner of a Greek Chorus, assuring us that the audience is safe from the ensuing mayhem. We then meet the misbehaving Eurydice, followed by her husband, Orpheus. It quickly becomes clear that they both have extramarital interests and would gladly divorce if not for tarnishing their reputations. As an alternative, Orpheus plans to dispose of Eurydice's lover - Aristaeus, who, in fact, is Pluto in disguise. When Eurydice meets her demise instead of Aristaeus, his identity is revealed and she is willingly swept away to the underworld.

Orpheus is elated when he learns the news but is immediately reprimanded by Public Opinion and charged with descending to the underworld to retrieve his wife (whether he wants her or not!).

Act II Mount Olympus, home of Jupiter

While some gods are sleeping, others who have been frolicking during the night attempt to sneak back into bed before being caught. Diana's entrance is quick and dramatic, and she laments the loss of her love, Acteon. Jupiter admits to interfering with the affair by turning him into a stag. This leads to a family feud regarding Eurydice's disappearance. Mercury arrives in time to momentarily lower the tension, if not the temperature. However, he brings with him Pluto, who Jupiter believes is responsible for Eurydice's disappearance. Their confrontation is interrupted by civil unrest which leads to a condemnation of Jupiter's past indiscretions. The crisis mounts with the untimely arrival of Public Opinion and Orpheus. Orpheus identifies Pluto as the one who took his wife - exonerating Jupiter. Jupiter declares that Pluto must return Eurydice to Orpheus. To ensure this happens, Jupiter will go to Hell himself to retrieve her. The gods are fascinated and decided to make a family outing of it. 


Act III The Underworld

Eurydice complains of being abandoned in a tacky suite with no internet.  Truly Hell. John Styx professes his admiration and sings of his rule as King of Boeotia.  As he whisks her away they are interrupted by the approach of Pluto and Jupiter. John Styx quickly secures Eurydice. Upon their entrance, Pluto continues to claim his innocence and invites Jupiter to a party.  Jupiter doubles back, determined to find Eurydice and with the help of Cupid and The Love Police, slithers his way through the keyhole of her room and seduces her. They plan a rendezvous at the party and thereafter an escape. 

Act IV The Underworld Reprised (even lower)

A party set in one's worst nightmare - superficial luxury and never-ending commercialized holidays. As the guests praise debauchery, a mysterious bacchante arrives and sings a hymn to Bacchus. Courtly dances follow, but they quickly ignite into a can-can orchestrated by the otherworldly Lady Phaedra.  Pluto prevents the escape of Jupiter and Eurydice but is exposed as her kidnapper.  Jupiter challenges Orpheus to lead Eurydice out of the underworld without looking back at her lest he lose her. The gods place bets.  Orpheus fails. Public Opinion is scandalized. Pluto is hopeful that he will retain Eurydice, but Jupiter has other plans. He will put her on The Voice. 

The Company

  • Public Opinion | Reed Demangone, Nia Spalding*
  • Eurydice | Alea Vernon, Lea Nayak*
  • Orpheus | Jarrett Hazelton, Zachary Burnham*
  • Aristeus/Pluto | Andrew Cunningham, Nathan Schludecker*
  • Judges, Goddesses, Love Police | Jadyn Riggs, Torie Davis, Caitlin Chisham, Lauren Albano, Laura Stanell
  • Venus | Maya McGuire, Annie Weible
  • Cupid | Natalia Adame, Victoria Popritkin*
  • Mars | Henry Lunn
  • Jupiter | Emilio Vasquez
  • Diana | Katherine Riederer
  • Juno | Matilda Smoilj
  • Mercury | Grant Shields, Henry Lunn*
  • John Styx | Atticus Rego
  • The Lady Phaedra  | As herself
  • Dancers | Delaney Benson, Annalese Fusaro, Nathaniel Jones, Tomi Newman 

*Featured in the performance on Sat., Feb. 5

Cast Profiles

Public Opinion

Reed Demangone

Reed Demangone 
Senior Vocal Performance student from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

At CCM: Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld, Second Spirit in The Magic Flute, Eco in L'Orfeo with Opera d’Arte.

Nia Spaulding

Nia Spaulding 
Junior Vocal Performance student from Berkeley, California

At CCM: Citizen's Chorus in Dialogues des Carmelites, Zita in Gianni Schicci, 2nd Witch in Dido and Aeneas, Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld, and 3rd Lady (cover) in The Magic Flute with CCM Opera d’Arte.  Elsewhere: La Zia Principessa in Suor Angelica with the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia (Morelia, Mexico), Second Woman in Dido and Aeneas with Voices of Music (San Francisco, California).


Alea Vernon

Alea Vernon 
Junior Voice student from Cheshire, Connecticut studying with Elliot Madore

At CCM: Eurydice in Orpheus in The Underworld, Königin der Nacht in The Magic FluteElsewhere: Chorus in Aida with Cincinnati Opera, chorus in La Bohème with Cincinnati Opera, Adele in Die Fledermaus with Berlin Opera Academy.

Lea Nayak

Léa Nayak
Junior Vocal Performance student from San Francisco, California

At CCM: Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Eurydice in Orpheus in the Underworld with CCM Opera d'arte.


Jarrett Hazelton

Jarrett Hazelton
Sophomore Voice student from Waterford, Michigan studying with Daniel Weeks

At CCM: Orpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld, Armored Man 1 in The Magic Flute.

Zachary Burnham

Zachary Burnham
Junior Vocal Performance student from Detroit, Michigan

At CCM: Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, Sailor in Dido and Aeneas, Orpheus in Orpheus in the Underworld with Opera d’Arte. Elsewhere: Doody in Grease at Riverbank Theatre (Marine City, Michigan).


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Andrew Cunningham 
Senior Voice student from Cincinnati, Ohio studying with Daniel Weeks

At CCM: Featured Dancer in Die Fledermaus, Orfeo in L'Orfeo, Monostatos in The Magic Flute

Nathan Schludecker 
Senior Vocal Performance student from Terre Haute, Indiana

At CCM: Papageno in The Magic Flute, Pluto in Orpheus in the Underworld, and Gianni Schicchi in Gianni Schicchi with CCM Opera d’Arte. Elsewhere: La RondineA Little Night Music, and Guglielmo (cover) in Cosí fan Tutte with Opera in the Ozarks (Carroll County, Arkansas).


Judges, Goddesses, Love Police

Jadyn Riggs

Jadyn Riggs
Sophomore Voice student from Cincinnati, Ohio

At CCMThe Magic Flute. 

Torie Davis

Torie Davis 
Freshman Voice student from Sylvania, Ohio studying with Karen Lykes

Elsewhere: Carmen by Georges Bizet, The Ballad Of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore, Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (Toledo Opera); Street Scene by Kurt Weill (Bowling Green State University), adult chorus at Toledo Opera for three seasons.

Laura Stanell

Laura Stanell  
Freshman Voice student from Harleysville, Pennsylvania studying with Daniel Weeks 

 At CCM: Ensemble and the Policewomen’s chorus in Orpheus in the Underworld. Elsewhere: Angel/Maiden in Tchaikovsky’s Maid of Orleans with AVA’s Russian Opera Workshop.  


Annie Weible

Annie Weible
Junior Voice student from Louisville, Kentucky studying with Gwendolyn Coleman

At CCM: Papagena in The Magic Flute. Elsewhere: Chorus in L'enfant et les sortiléges with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro. at the International Summer Opera Festival of Morelia. 


Natalia Adame

Natalia Adame
Senior Vocal Performance student from Novi, Michigan

At CCM: Dido in Dido and Aeneas, Cupid in Orpheus in the Underworld, Dritter Knabe in The Magic Flute with Opera d’Arte. Elsewhere: Gertrude Stein (cover) and Anna Hope (cover) in The Mother of Us All, Shamana 3 in The House on Mango Street (premiere), Owl in The Cunning Little Vixen and Rose and Mrs. Medlock in The Secret Garden with the Chautauqua Opera Company and Conservatory (Chautauqua, New York), Cherubino in Le Nozze di Figaro and Mercédès (scenes) in Carmen at the International Opera Summer Festival of Morelia (Morelia, Mexico).

Victoria Poptrikin

Victoria Poptrikin 
Senior Voice student from Cleveland, Ohio studying with Quinn Ankrum

At CCM: Papagena in The Magic Flute, Spirit in l'Orfeo, Chorus in Die Fledermaus, Ensemble/ Yan the Unnamed Cover in Yeast Nation.


Henry Lunn

Henry Lunn 
Senior Voice student from Lake Forest, Illinois studying with Kenneth Shaw 

At CCM: Featured in every undergraduate opera at CCM since 2018. Elsewhere: Professional roles at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Opera Theater. 


Emilio Vasquez

Emilio Vasquez
Junior Vocal Performance student from Houston, Texas

At CCM: Jupiter in Orpheus in the Underworld, 2nd Armored Man/ 2nd Priest in Die Zauberflöte, Aeneas slated in Dido and Aeneas, and Marco slated in Gianni Schicchi.



Matilda Smolij

Matilda Smolij 
Junior Voice student from Houston, Texas studying with Gwendolyn Coleman

At CCM: Dritte Knabe in The Magic FluteElsewhere: Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro (International Summer Festival of Morelia), Lolette in Puccini's La Rondine (Arezzo, Italy).


Grant Shields

Grant Shields 
Junior Vocal Performance student from Morrow, Ohio

At CCM: Gherardo and Rinuccio (cover) in Gianni Schicchi, Sailor and Chorus in Dido and Aeneas, Mercury in Orpheus in the Underworld, Chorus in The Magic Flute with Opera d’Arte, Tenor Soloist in Nunez Garcia’s Requiem, Jephte in Historia di Jephté.

Henry Lunn

Henry Lunn 
Senior Voice student from Lake Forest, Illinois studying with Kenneth Shaw 

At CCM: Featured in every undergraduate opera at CCM since 2018. Elsewhere: Professional roles at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Chicago Opera Theater. 

John Styx

The Lady Phaedra

Lady Phaedra

Guest Artist from Cincinnati, Ohio 

The Lady Phaedra — Cincinnati’s “Statuesque Moose” — as she is known, is no stranger to any stage. She has a performance resume as long as her legs, and a heart as big as her brassiere! Her easy-going charms, sharp wit and bawdy humor have made her one of Cincinnati’s most sought-after entertainers — and as long as her knees don’t fail her, she has no interest in slowing down!


Delaney Benson

Delaney Benson 
Senior Musical Theatre student from Gainesville, Georgia 
At CCM: Celeste #1 in Sunday In The Park With George, Understudy for all women in Once, Can-Can Dancer in Orpheus, Scarlett in Girls Like That, Swing in 42nd StreetElsewhere: Gabrielle in Cinderella with the Red Mountain Theatre Company (Birmingham, Alabama), Lucy Van Pelt in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown and Phoebe D’ysquith in A Gentleman’s Guide To Love And Murder with Starlight Theatre (Kansas City, Kansas), Director of The Wolves with the Mosaic Theatre Ensemble, Soloist at the Utah Symphony Orchestra.

Annalese Fusaro

Annalise Fusaro 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Fredericksburg, Virginia

At CCM: Nutcracker Swing. Elsewhere: Maggie Winslow in A Chorus Line at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts (Fredericksburg, Virginia), Jo March in Little Women and Éponine in Les Misérables at Caroline Community Theatre (Fredericksburg, Virginia).

Nate Jones

Nate Jones 
Junior Musical Theatre student from Tallahassee, Florida 

At CCM: Ensemble in 30 Years of Stephen: The Music of Stephen Flaherty, Swing in Sunday in the Park with George, Can-Can Dancer in Orpehus in the Underworld (CCM Opera), and Choir Ensemble in Our Town (CCM Acting)

Tomi Newman

Tomi Newman 
Sophomore Musical Theatre student from Springboro, Ohio

At CCM: Can-Can Dancer in Orpheus and the Underworld, Musical Theatre Class of 2025 Freshmxn Showcase: Light. Elsewhere: #13 in The Wolves with UC's Mosaic Theatre Ensemble, Day Player in Booked with 35th Parallel Productions.

Orchestra Roster

Orpheus in the Underworld Orchestra Roster

Brett Scott, conductor

Violin I

  • Rachel Lee


  • Hye Jeong Oh


  • Lianna Bartlett 


  • Sarah Minneman


  • Emily Jo Spinelli 


  • Emery Hicks 


  • Jordan Rowan 


  • Soojin Kim


  • Jett Stevens

Production Staff

  • Technical Director | Stirling Shelton 
  • Assistant Stage Manager | Indy Caramelli 
  • Production Assistant | Hannah Kate Hawver*
  • Assistant Production Managers | Emma King, Leah Berry
  • Assistant Technical Director | McKenna Brennan
  • Scenic Charge Artist | Samantha Tamulonis
  • Assistant Sound Designer | Michael Donahue
  • Production Sound Engineer | Brenden Friedel
  • Sound Board Operator | Alex Hsiung
  • Sound Shop Graduate Assistants | Alex Brock, Ryan Hurt, Patrick Kiernan, Aaron Woodstein
  • Stage Management Office Assistant | Jie Min

Production Staff Profiles

Costume Designer

Corey Cochran

Corey Cochran
Sophomore Costume Design and Technology student from North Richland Hills, Texas

Elsewhere: Hair, Wig, and Makeup Designer, First Hand to the Costume Shop for Pippin, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Robber Bridegroom, Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Buddy Holly Story at Timber Lake Playhouse (Mount Carroll, Illinois).

Production Stage Manager

Rosie Pavlik

Rosie Burns Pavlik 
Senior Stage Management student from Farmington Hills, Michigan

At CCM: Production Stage Manager for Dialogues of the CarmelitesJulius Caesar, and Orpheus and the Underworld, Calling Stage Manager for Cincinnati Dyonisia. Assistant Stage Manager for Cinderella, Galileo Galilei, and Travelogue, Production Assistant for The Magic Flute, and Rocket Science, Wardrobe Supervisor for Spring Awakening. Elsewhere: Orchestra Stage Manager for Aspen Music Festival, Assistant Stage Manager for The Sound of Music (Aspen Music Festival) and The Absentee (The KNOW Theatre of Cincinnati), Sub-Assistant Stage Manager for Don Giovanni (Aspen Music Festival).

Props Master

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Madisen Frazier 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art from Gainsville, Florida

At CCM: Props Master for Punk Rock, The Marriage of Figaro, Galileo. Elsewhere: Props Designer for Hello Dolly and Crazy for You at the Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute (Hilton Head, South Carolina), Props Artisan for Perchance to Dream, Music in the Air, The Devil’s Rider, Pirates of Penzance, Into the Woods, South Pacific, and Girl Crazy at the Ohio Light Opera (Wooster, OH).

Production Assistant

Hannah Kate Hawver

Hannah Kate Hawver 
Freshman Stage Management student from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Elsewhere: Ring Them Bells and Sunny and Sandy Save Christmas at Long Bay Theatre, High Steppin’ Country at Lakewood Campground.

Assistant Production Managers

Emma King 
Senior Stage Management student from Cincinnati, Ohio 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager of Wings, Assistant Production Manager of TDP Projects 2021, Production Assistant of Clybourne Park. Elsewhere: Production Stage Manager of Little Shop of Horrors and Newsies with Performing Arts, Inc. (Cincinnati). 

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Leah Berry 
Senior Stage Management student from Lexington, Kentucky 

At CCM: Assistant Stage Manager The Rocky Horror Show, Student Choreographers Showcase; Project Manager for Light in the Piazza, Little Shop of Horrors and,The Laramie Project; Assistant Production Manager for CCM 21-22 Season. Elsewhere: Assistant Stage Manager Holiday Inn, Flashdance, Mamma Mia!, and Matilda with Surflight Theatre (Beach Haven, New Jersey); Assistant Stage Manager James and the Giant Peach with Lexington Children's Theatre (Lexington, Kentucky). 

Assistant Technical Director

McKenna Brennan

McKenna Brennan 
Senior Technical Production student from Los Alamitos, California

At CCM: Automation Op on Clybourne Park, Wardrobe Crew on 42nd Street, Master Carpenter on Little Shop of Horrors, Automation Op on Light in the Piazza.

Scenic Charge Artist

Sami Tamulonis

Sami Tamulonis 
Senior Stage Design, Props and Scenic Art student from Westerville, Ohio

At CCM: Scenic Designer for Once, and Lysistrata and Trojan Women, Charge Artist for Galileo Galilei, Charge Artist for Fellow Travelers, Scenic Designer for Agrippina Elsewhere: Scenic Artist for Cinderella, Margaritaville, Leading Ladies, and On the Golden Pond at Cumberland County Playhouse (Crossville, Tennessee).

Assistant Sound Engineer

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Michael Donahue 
Junior Sound Design and Technology student from Norwalk, Connecticut

At CCM: Run crew for Spring Dance. Elsewhere: Sound Engineer for Shrek, Addams Family and Willy Wonka.

Production Sound Engineer

Brenden Friedel

Brenden Friedel
Junior Sound Design and Technology student from Orlando, Florida

At CCM: Something Rotten!, Xanadu, Dance Works, and Orpheus in the Underworld Elsewhere: Mamma Mia and Much Ado About Nothing at Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival (Reno, Nevada), Audio Engineer at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Orlando, Florida). 

Sound Shop Graduate Assistants

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Alex Brock 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Greenfield, Indiana 

At CCM: Production Sound Engineer for 42nd Street, Assistant Designer for The Bartered Bride. Elsewhere: Utah Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theater, Bay Street Theater, Syracuse Stage, Chautauqua Theater Company and New York Stage and Film. 

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Ryan Hurt 
Third-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Lincoln, Nebraska 

At CCM: A1 of The Rocky Horror Show, Production Sound Engineer of Bright Star, Sound Designer of Clybourne Park, Assistant Sound Designer of Lady Windermere's Fan, Sound Designer of Association of Controlled Dreamers. Elsewhere: Sound Designer of The Niceties at Interlochen Center for the Arts, Sound Designer of Woyzeck at South Dakota State University, A1 of Seussical at South Dakota State University

Patrick Kiernan

Patrick Kiernan 
Second-year MFA Sound Design and Technology student from Kingston, New York 

Elsewhere: Off-Broadway productions of A Salute to the Brave (world premiere) and She Stoops to Conquer (The Actors Company Theater); Simon Dawes Becomes a Planet (Time Shared Productions); Richard III, As You Like It, Around the World in 80 Days (world premiere), Julius Caesar (co-design, Matt Webb), Stuart Little, The Shakespeare, Stealer (Idaho Shakespeare Festival); Henry VI Part One, Breach (Baldwin Wallace University); The Hunting of the Snark (The Players NYC/University of Michigan).

Stage Management Office Assistant

Jie Min

Jie Min 
Second-year MFA Stage Management student from Harbin, China 

Elsewhere: Co-director, Stage Manager and Video Editor of staged short play Am I Still Alive (2019) and Film Producer in dance short film A Painting (2019) at BDA; Executive Director and Dance Choreographer of Gala Celebrate the Spring Festival (2021) at China Central Television.

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Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.


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The UC College-Conservatory of Music opens its 2022-23 Opera Series with Francis Poulenc’s 1953 masterpiece, Dialogues of the Carmelites. One of the most revered operas of the 20th-century, this profound drama runs November 18-20 in CCM’s Corbett Auditorium. Guest artist Christopher Larkin conducts with stage direction by CCM Professor Robin Guarino. Tickets are on sale now through the CCM Box Office.


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To celebrate its return to the newly renovated David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center, the New York Philarmonic recorded a program of masterworks and world premieres to be broadcast on PBS. Led by Philharmonic Music Director Jaap van Zweden, the concert features CCM alumna Joélle Harvey (BM Voice '07, MM Voice '09) as the soprano soloist in Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The recorded program will premiere at 9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, as part of PBS’s Great Performances series.

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