To celebrate the world premiere of composer Matthew Aucoin and librettist Sarah Ruhl’s opera Eurydice in February, L.A. Opera is continuing with a series of related events across the county, including a free screening of Marcel Camus’ 1959 Black Orpheus at Hammer Museum. The French director’s adaptation of the Greek myth about musician Orpheus’ descent into the underworld to rescue Eurydice relocates the romantic tragedy to a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The visually rich film is enlivened by a bossa-nova soundtrack by legendary composers Antonio Carlos Jobim and Luiz Bonfá.
Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Westwood; Wed., Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m.; free. (310) 443-7000, hammer.ucla.edu.
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