Orpheus and Eurydice
Orpheus and Eurydice Resources
Check out this great summary of the Orpheus and Eurydice story, as told by myth master Edith Hamilton.
Movie and TV Productions
Take a look at part one of the Orpheus and Eurydice episode from Jim Henson's "The Storyteller: Greek Myths" television series. You know it's big when the Muppet-Master takes it on.
Orfeu Negro (or Black Orpheus) is a movie adaptation of the myth set in Brazil. Check out that movie cover.
Here's a clip from Orphée, a Parisian film based on the myth. Sounds fancy!
Plays, Ballets, and Operas
Check out this website about the folk opera "Hadestown," which draws heavily from the myth.
Here you'll see some clips and interviews from the Minnesota Opera's 2010 production of Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice.
Cirque Beserk takes on the myth in its performance, "Beneath."
Check out a clip of Sarah Ruhl's play Eurydice at the Second Stage Theatre.
Here's a clip of Orpheus in The Battle of Olympus, a Nintendo game from the 1980s. Oh my, that music. (And yes, this is what videogames used to look like.)
A very pretty portrayal of the myth by Kansas City Art Institute students, using shadow puppets. Pretty stinkin' cool.
Listen to some audio samples from Christoph Willibald Gluck's famous opera, Orphee et Euridice.
Check out this Delphic hymn to Apollo played on an old lyre, like the one Orpheus might have carried.
Allen Mandlebaum wrote a fantastic translation of Ovid's classic poem Metamorphoses, which includes the Orpheus and Eurydice myth.
Janet Lembke translates Virgil's poem nature-focused Georgics, which also includes a nod to the tragic myth.
Neil Gaiman's popular Sandman comic book series includes a retelling of the myth, in an issue called The Song of Orpheus. From epic poetry to modern comics – not too shabby.
Here, Eurydice arrives in the Underworld – by elevator! – in Sarah Ruhl's play Eurydice (at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre).
Check out this beautiful, sun-dappled image from the movie Black Orpheus.
Famous sculptor Auguste Rodin takes on Orpheus and Eurydice. Kind of literal, don't you think?