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America Sings Hadestown

Saturday, 11/19, 8:00pm The Bushnell - Autorino Great Hall 166 Capitol Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 The Bushnell Performing Arts Center in Hartford CT hosted a FREE concert of the folk opera "Hadestown" on November 19. The Autorino Great Hall was filled with folks curious about the modern day opera penned by a talented singer/songwriter from Vermont. From Anais' Website: Vermont folk singer Anaïs Mitchell’s remarkable folk opera Hadestown is a modern retelling of the Orpheus myth, a tale of a poet’s doomed quest to rescue his wife from the underworld.  In Mitchell’s inspired hands, the familiar saga unfolds in post-apocalyptic modern America, where poverty and hunger force people to make difficult choices in order to survive.  Mitchell will be joined by the Hadestown Orchestra featuring the Chorney Sextet. For more information about Anaïs Mitchell and Hadestown visit .  More images from the performance: SmugMug Gallery Videos

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