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Jun. 26 2016

07/16/16 – Rusalka – 1PM

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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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