and blocks Jupiter's path when Jupiter tries to make off with her. Jupiter again accuses Pluto of abducting Eurydice. When Orpheus and Public Opinion appear, Jupiter tells Orpheus he can take his wife away, but only if he does not look back at her as they go. When Orpheus fails this test, Pluto claims Eurydice. Jupiter, however, takes her away from Pluto by announcing that he is turning her into a real bacchante. Everyone, except Pluto and Public Opinion, is delighted and the operetta climaxes with the energetic Can-Can, danced by all the gods and goddesses. PRINCIPALS: - 6 female, 9 male • Aristée (Aristaeus) otherwise Pluton (Pluto), King of the Underworld • Jupiter • Junon (Juno), his wifeI • Orphée (Orpheus), a music teacher • Eurydice, his wife • Mercure (Mercury) • Bacchus • Cupidon (Cupid) • Diane (Diana) • Vénus • Minerve (Minerva) • Mars • John Styx • Opinion Publique (Public Opinion) Gods, Godesses, etc. INSTRUMENTATION: flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, percussion, harp, strings. Professional Version: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 3 percussion, strings MUSICAL NUMBERS: 1. Overture 2. Eurydice Is All A Flutter 3. I Feel A Cool Intoxication 4. Tzing, Tzing, Tzing, Tzing 5. A Night On The Town 6. Look Out, Look Out, Move Over There 7. He Is Coming, Oh, How Boring 8. Though I Was The King Of All Beotia 9. We Can Tell She's In Hell 10. It's Strange But A Touch Seems To Wake 11. Do Not Look Back Or All Will Be Lost 12. Infernal Gallop (Can-Can) The following details relate to an adaptation by Phil Park and Ronald Hanmer for amateur performance. CAST: • EURYDICE - wife of Orpheus • CALLIOPE - Muse of Poetry, mother of Orpheus • CUPID - god of love • VENUS - goddess of beauty • DIANA - goddess of hunting • JUNO - wife of Jupiter • ORPHEUS - professor of music • PLUTO - King of Hades • JUPITER - King of the gods • MARS - god of war • MERCURY - messenger of the gods • BACCHUS - god of wine • STYX - servant of Pluto • ICARUS - pilot of the balloon Note on Principal Characters • EURYDICE- attractive and flirtatious. Soprano. • CALLIOPE- stately matron, with sense of humour. Mezzo-Soprano.