Orpheus in the Underworld
Start: November 23, 2019 7:30 p.m.
End: November 23, 2019 9:30 p.m.
Location: Sursa Performance Hall

Contact Details

School of Music


Orpheus must travel through heaven and hell to rescue Eurydice in this comedic and satirical twist on the tragic Greek myth. Climaxing in the exuberant “Can-Can”, Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld is a delectable comic romp. Sung in English, the performances will include full sets, costumes, and chamber orchestra. 

Learn more about the Ball State Opera Theatre program, director Jon Truitt, and vocal coach/conductor Cara Chowning.

Sung in English with projected titles.
Run time: approximately 2 hours including one intermission.

Other Performances

This is the first of two performances. The second performance is at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 24.


  • $15 - General Admission
  • $13 - Seniors
  • $10 - Faculty/Staff
  • $5 - Students with ID in advance at Emens Box Office, or $8 at the door

Tickets on sale August 19 through the Emens Auditorium box office. For ticket information, contact: Emens Auditorium at 765-285-1539 or 1-877-99-EMENS; Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.


Parking is available in the McKinley Parking Garage (entrance on Ashland Avenue) located immediately south of Sursa Hall. This garage is free after 7 p.m. and on weekends, however a minimal fee may be charged for event parking. If arriving prior to 7 p.m., metered parking is available on the first floor of the garage.


This performance will also be offered as a live webcast - visit the Concert Webcast Page for more information. Streaming begins approximately 15 minutes prior to scheduled performance time.