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Jun. 28 2014

07/05/14 – Rusalka – 1:00pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

RUSALKA  (in Czech)
COMPOSER: Antonin Dvorák

Approx. Length:  3 hours 30 minutes

Rusalka_loc14You may know Dvořák’s rousing “New World Symphony”—but here he’s at his romantic best as dark swirling under-currents blend seamlessly with entrancing folk melodies.

A witch grants a water nymph mortality so she can marry the prince she adores. But if he’s unfaithful, their souls are damned for eternity. And damned they are in the darkly sensual fairytale.

Elektra, Manon, Julius Caesar, and Billy Budd — Sir David McVicar has given Lyric some of its most memorable productions. Expect another from this extraordinary director.

CAST:

Rusalka: Ana María Martínez
Prince: Brandon Jovanovich
Jezibaba: Jill Grove
Vodnik: Eric Owens
Foreign Princess: Ekaterina Gubanova

CONDUCTOR: Sir Andrew Davis
DIRECTOR: Sir David McVicar
CHORUS: Lyric Opera Chorus
CHORUS MASTER: Michael Black

Photo credits: Todd Rosenberg/LOC

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