Black Orpheus

Originally based on the play Orfeu de Conceição by the great Moraes, Black Orpheus resets the classic Greek love story of Eurydice and Orfeu against the backdrop of a Rio de Janeiro favela during Carnival. Equal parts celebratory, erotic, haunting and tragic, Black Orpheus became an instant classic of popular culture, winning the Cannes Palme d'Or and the 1959 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and introduced the world to Bossa Nova.

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By:
Nilo Cruz, based on the film by Marcel Camus and Jacques Viot and the play "Orfeu da Conceição" by Vinicius de Moraes
Producer:
Stephen Byrd and Alia Jones-Harvey
Director:
Sergio Trujillo
Songs by:
Sergio Mendes, with themes from the film by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luiz Bonfa, and Vinicius de Moraes
Choreography:
Sergio Trujillo
Black Orpheus Performance Dates & Times
Opening: 
2023