Where Orpheus Played -- And Lost His Lyre, Love and Life: Natterings From Northern Greece on the Looney Front, Part 4
OK, there's absolutely no evidence that Orpheus, the mythical musician who set the trees and rocks a-dancing with his melodies but lost his wife Eurydice forever with that fateful, most verboten backward glance on the way up from Hades where a nasty snake bite had dispatched her, was born here in Xanthi in Thrace.
Whether it was actually practiced or not, my intention is to explore the bugonia as a timeless mythic trope instructive to us now in the midst of our own bee crisis.
Orpheus, considered by some Telemann's masterpiece, opens its run of four performances Saturday at the Teatro del Museo del Barrio by the New York City Opera.
In the above clip, Harry Connick, Jr. speaks with Jimmy Fallon about his efforts to create the first integrated Mardi Gras
In addition to parades, French Quarter marching clubs include Krewe du Vieux; Krewe of Cork celebrating wine and pouring