Hadestown

Musical

New Work
Writers: Anaïs Mitchell

Context

Hadestown was created by singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell. The folk-opera was first staged in 2006 in the cities of Barre and Vergennes in Mitchell’s home state of Vermont, followed by a tour through ten cities in Vermont and Massachusetts in 2007. In 2010, Hadestown was released as a concept album featuring Mitchell as Eurydice, Justin Vernon (of indie band Bon Iver) as Orpheus, Ani DiFranco as Persephone, Ben Knox Miller (of indie band The Low Anthem) as Hermes, Greg Brown as Hades, and The Haden Triplets as The Fates. The album received critical claim and its artwork was nominated for a

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