Hadestown

HadestownAbout every five years I run across music that rockets to the top of my favorite list. I listened to the first song from Anaïs Mitchell‘s folk opera Hadestown on YouTube. Then I paused and ordered the full cd online. I knew I would love just about every aspect of it, and I was right.

This work places Orpheus and Eurydice in a post-apocalyptic America somewhat reminiscent of the Great Depression. The libretto is marvelous, the scoring for a small ensemble perfectly understated to support songs that are all winners.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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