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Act One

The action takes place in the future. In the cemetery, where everyone bids farewell to Eurydice, who died from a snake’s bite, instead of tombstones and graves there are light balloons: the souls of people are incarcerated in them. Orpheus carries out a farewell ritual with his beloved and releases her soul into the world where it becomes a part of the constellation of Memory.
But he cannot put up with his wife’s death. Left alone, Orpheus appeals to heaven with a request to bring Eurydice back to life or pick him up. The herald Amur sends the will of the gods to the man: Orpheus is allowed to save his beloved. He has to use the glasses of augmented reality to get into the irreal world where his wife is and bring her out of there, but with one condition: he must not look at her.
He puts on the glasses and appears at the entrance of the World of the Dead. Orpheus is impeded by evil furies to enter Tartar. They try to intimidate him with terrible eidola. Due to his talent the singer is able to persuade them to open the way to the underground world.


    February, 2019