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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.