Things are Backwards but Beautiful in Hadestown

You know when you come across an album that shakes things up in the best possible way?
Anaïs Mitchell’s haunting and heartfelt Hadestown was just this kind of discovery.

This 2010 “folk opera” is Mitchell’s thoughtful retelling of the Eurydice and Orpheus myth, told through the lens of a post-apocalyptic distopia. Sad and beautiful like the lovers’ tale itself, the album is a highly-recommended gem.

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4 thoughts on “Things are Backwards but Beautiful in Hadestown

  1. I was lucky enough to get to see/hear the Folk Opera live and meet Anais last year when she performed for a small private school fundraiser in Vermont. It was fantastic – and of course, inspiring!

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