- JAMES S. WILLIAMS, Professor of Modern French Literature and Film at Royal Holloway, University of London, author of two books on Cocteau (Manchester University Press, 2006; Reaktion Books, 2008), and the audio commentary to the Criterion Collection DVD/Blu Ray disk release of Cocteau’s 1950 film Orphée/Orpheus.
- ED HUGHES, Senior Lecturer in Music at the University of Sussex, and composer of When the Flame Dies, a 2013 opera, with libretto by Roger Morris, which pays homage to ORPHÉE.
The two discussed their mutual interest in Cocteau’s work and its legacy, with particular reference to Orphée as well as to Hughes and Morris’s operatic reinterpretation of the film.
The full opera (including libretto and essay by James S. Williams) is available on Metier msv77203 CD+DVD.
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Published in September 2014.