Testament of Cocteau: ORPHÉE on Film and in Opera

REFRAME Conversations brought together two men with a shared interest in the life and work of French writer, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau:

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.

Excerpts from When the Flame Dies (DVD 2013) are used by kind permission of Ed Hughes, Roger Morris, University of York Music Press and Metier/Divine Art/. Otherwise, all rights are reserved.

The full opera (including libretto and essay by James S. Williams) is available on Metier msv77203 CD+DVD.

Further REFRAME Video Credits:

  • Interview and opera footage edited by
  • Video title card and related publicity images designed by
  • Picture & film footage research and editing, titles,
    further editing, production and direction by

Published in September 2014.