A woman descends into the Underworld.
It is the morning after the night of Orpheus and Eurydice’s wedding. A night of love that ended tragically with the bride’s death. Orpheus wakes to find himself alone in an asylum. He is immersed in his grief and his guilt. His hold on reality is tenuous. The room fills with phantasmal images and creatures. Amor (love) appears. She looks exactly like Eurydice. She may or may not be real. She grants Orpheus the chance to descend into the Underworld to rescue Eurydice. The condition is that he doesn’t look at Eurydice until they return.