The core and original inspiration of this piece is Rilke’s poem, Orpheus Eurydike Hermes. Vincent Guy had translated the German into English some years ago, before performing it live at the Sikelianos Theatre Delphi in July 2017.
For this recorded version with slideshow, Zoë Moskal opens and closes the sequence with acapella extracts from Glück’s aria from Orfeo ed Euridice, sung in a natural style. Tina Moskal translated the closing lyrics into (modern) Greek, in recognition of the legend’s origin; we believe it may be the first time the aria has been sung in Greek. We took photos of caves in Greece and Scotland to evoke the atmosphere of the Underworld.