Eurydice


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(Greek mythology) the wife of Orpheus

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Caption: Marianne Crebassa & Helene Guilmette as Orphee and Eurydice at Opera Comique
As Schwebel points out, the repetition of Virgil's name three times as he leaves are an echo of Orpheus calling Eurydice's name three times, in his version: (21)
Caption: Neumeier's costume rendering for Orphee et Eurydice
The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice tells of a tragic love affair in which a grief-stricken Orpheus ventures into the underworld to be reunited with his late wife.
The relatively few words come from Eugenie Pastor, whose expressive, Piaf-like chanteuse, Yvette Pepin, acts as our anxious-to-please hostess and narrator, as well as performing as Eurydice and showing a fine line in jazz flute.
But the star of the show will be Songs for Orpheus, which is based on the tragic Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and has movements that reflect the qualities of the four elements - earth, air, fire and water.
A retelling of the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, relocated in the wilds of Northumberland, this novel is intensely lyrical and oddly haunting.
The mesmerising musician, whose talent was so awe-inspiring that even gods were said to be charmed by him - takes to the underworld to bring back his beloved Eurydice.
There are two after-death literary classics that one would think have been turned into theatre or opera pieces: Dante's Divine Comedy (the trilogy comprises Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise) and the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Surprisingly, adaptations of Dante are rare except for a few college and small theatre productions and Peter Weiss's Inferno, which was not published or performed until many years after his death.
The scoreboard, developed by the Eurydice network in collaboration with the Commission and an advisory group of experts, gives an initial overview of implementation of the Council's 'Youth on the move' recommendation to promote the learning mobility of young people.
Other popular names included Persephone, Orpheus, Hypnos and Eurydice. Persephone is the Queen of the Underworld while Hypnos is the physical manifestation of sleep whose mother was Nyx.
Among the choices suggested so far are: Hercules, the hero who slew Hydra; Obol, the coin put in the mouths of the dead as payment to Charon; Cerebrus, the three-headed dog guarding the gates of the underworld; Orpheus, the musician and poet who used his talents to get his wife, Eurydice, out of the underworld only to lose her by looking back: Eurydice; and Styx, the river to the underworld.