Today on The Culture Show, cross into the underworld by way of “Eurydice.” It’s a hell-raising opera, truly.

Based on the play “Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl and with music by Matthew Aucoin, the opera is a retelling of the myth of Orpheus from the perspective of his bride. In this adaptation, we follow Eurydice’s descent into the underworld, where her encounters are humorous and heartbreaking — especially when she reunites with her father, a bond that proves hard to break.

“Eurydice” had its Metropolitan Opera premiere in 2021. Now it’s in Boston by way of Boston Lyric Opera, which debuts a new orchestral arrangement. Matthew Aucoin and Sarah Ruhl join The Culture Show host Jared Bowen to talk about the opera, which opens March 1.

From there, we're joined by Marsha Lindsey. She is the principal bartender at SRV, located in Boston’s South End, where she also runs the bar program. She’s been raising a glass, literally, to mark Black History Month by serving up cocktails made with Black-owned spirits.

Finally, leap into leap year with The Culture Show co-host Edgar B. Herwick III, who joins the show to share some trivia about this once-every-four-years occasion.

It's all on The Culture Show—listen to the full episode above!