Black Orpheus
Part of the series Eurydice Found

Black Orpheus

  • This is a past program

Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro), winner of the 1960 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, reimagines the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in a favela in Rio de Janeiro during Carnivale. Based on the stage play Orfeu da Conceição by Vinícius de Moraes, the film features a celebrated bossa nova soundtrack by Antônio Carlos Jobim and Luis Bonfá. 

Part of a county-wide festival of performances, conversations and happenings inspired by LA Opera’s world premiere of Eurydice, a new opera created by composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl. Learn more about the Eurydice Found festival on the LA Opera website.

All public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, the Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.
Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by The Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.
Hammer public programs are presented online in partnership with the #KeepThePromise campaign—a movement promoting social justice and human rights through the arts.