‘Eurydice’: Retelling the Orpheus myth without looking back

BY MICHAEL ANDOR BRODEUR michael.brodeur@washpost.com Eurydice Nov. 23 to Dec. 16 at the Metropolitan Opera, 30 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York. metopera.org.

Before a single line of Sarah Ruhl’s 2003 play “Eurydice” is spoken, a curious stage direction stands like a sentinel at its front gate. Ruhl’s production notes specify that in this reimagining of the Orpheus myth, which centers on the perspective of...

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