Study Guide

Eurydice Sightings

Sightings

Jan 1, 1970 - Dec 20, 2019

The Library by Apollodorus

One of the earliest accounts of the myth of "Orpheus and Eurydice" is just a click away. Thank you, Internet.

Dec 20, 2019

Georgics by Virgil

The big cheese of epic Roman poets has his own version of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth. It's pretty…poetic.

Dec 20, 2019

The Metamorphoses by Ovid

And here's a version of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth by, you know, that other Roman poet.

Dec 20, 2019

L'Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi

In L'Orfeo, Eurydice is around for all your baroque opera needs.

Dec 20, 1762

Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald von Gluck

Have you ever wondered what the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice would be like if it were retold in the form of a German opera? Well, it's your lucky day.

Dec 20, 2019

Eurydice by Jean Anouilh

Everyone wants to get in on the action: in Eurydice, a famous French playwright tells his version of the myth of the lovely nymph and her husband.

Dec 20, 2019

Orphée

Writer/director Jean Cocteau artsy fartsies it up in this film version — Orpheus is both the title and the star.

Dec 20, 2019

Black Orpheus

Want to see the dark side of Orpheus? Well here's a steamy version of his story, set in South America.

Dec 20, 1982

The Storyteller: Greek Myths

Jim Henson, master of Muppets, puts his unique spin on Orpheus' myth. It's always better when Muppets are (kind of) involved.

Dec 20, 2019

Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl

Eurydice is the namesake for this this beautiful and imaginative spin on the tale by hotshot playwright Sarah Ruhl.

Dec 20, 2019

Hadestown by Anais Mitchell

This concept album is a folk opera retelling of the story of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth... and it's awesome.

Dec 20, 2019

Orpheus and Eurydice: A Myth Underground by Mollie Davies, music by James Johnston and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

This dramatic reinterpretation of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth was created for the National Youth Theater of Britain. Fancy shmancy.

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