Review: “Hadestown” is Rachel Chavkin’s Magnum Opus

After her production of Dave Malloy’s “Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812,” Rachel Chavkin had a lot to live up to. In that production she rebuilt the Imperial Theatre and staged an immersive, genre-defying, period-blurring electronic pop opera adaptation of Tolstoy. This time, with the help of writer composer Anais Mitchell, she adapts the story of Orpheus and Eurydice as a folk opera that…