The descent of Orpheus

Listening to Orpheus (16)

Inspired by Monteverdi’s opera, L’Orféo and a personal interpretation of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice this performance on film is an exploration of the ephemeral nature of life and universal human fears, such as mortality and the unknown, that underlie the original story.

By Film Through The Wall

About Michaela

I am a wanderer and a wonderer, like you are. I love our journey and to walk in the company of friends – to learn, experience, share, laugh, cry and above all I simply love this marvelous, magical, mysterious life. I have no plan (cannot believe I am saying this) and my only intention is to be truthful to myself and others.
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5 Responses to The descent of Orpheus

  1. Fatima says:


    a movie I liked.

    Cherry Blossoms
    Kirschblüten – Hanami

  2. johanna11 says:

    Oh….. the love, the sadness…

  3. Kari says:

    I really like it and…dont really get it?
    Would someone like to put a few words to this?

  4. Michaela says:

    Orpheus following Eurydice into the underworld is a metaphor for dying. Walking into the unknown, darkness and nothingness. In the myth, Orpheus convinced Death to allow his wife to return to life, but had to leave her regardless. This is a metaphor for even letting go of the connection with god and love. The part of the Orpheus myth I find most appealing however is the one none seems to care much about: his return to the world of the living. He spent many years singing and his art made the rivers stop and the trees pull up their roots and follow him. In the end he suffered a violent death, which can be seen as an analogy to the death of the Christ on the cross. His life was symbolic and if the message of Jesus is all about healing, compassion and salvation – Orpheus is all about creativity and the transformative power of art.

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