Who went to Hades and back?

Asked by Gary Fernandez on September 16, 2021

Categories: Fine art Opera

Rating: 4.2/5 (72 votes)


What is hadestown based on? The musical "Hadestown" retells the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus' journey to the underworld. Based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, the show is filled with vibrant characters woven into a modern love story, thanks to the stage adaptation of the 2010 folk opera concept album by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell.

Does everyone go to the underworld? The underworld is the place in Greek mythology where people go when they die. The underworld is controlled by Hades, one of the three main gods. When entering the underworld, Charon would take those with gold coins to the underworld. Not everyone could enter, because not everyone had golden coins to pay the fare.

What is the story of Orpheus in the Underworld? The classic story of Orpheus concerns a renowned musician who is so distraught over the death of his wife,Eurydice, that he attempts to rescue her from the Underworld, the place of the dead. In Offenbach's version Orpheus acts to retrieve Eurydice much against his will.