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May. 02 2018

05/12/18 – Orphée et Eurydice – 1pm LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO BEGINS

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Orphée et Eurydice (Orpheus and Eurydice)

by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Sung in French with projected English translations

Featuring The Joffrey Ballet

Orphée et Eurydice Opera Overview

One of opera’s most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. The music reaches true heights of eloquence and emotion. Lyric presents Orphée et Eurydice in the Paris version, which contains thrilling ballet sequences that will come to vivid life under the direction and choreography of the legendary John Neumeier (pictured above). This highly-anticipated production marks Lyric’s first collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet.

“To hear [Gluck’s] songful art pour out uninterrupted…[is] to understand the overwhelming power of melody.”
The New York Times


Dmitry Korchak*

Dmitry Korchak* – Orphée

Andriana Chuchman†

Andriana Chuchman† – Eurydice

Lauren Snouffer

Lauren Snouffer  – Amour

Harry Bicket

Harry Bicket – Conductor

John Neumeier* – Director & Choreographer, Set, Costume & Lighting Designer

Heinrich Tröger* – Associate Set Designer

Chris Maravich  – Lighting Realization

Michael Black – Chorus Master

– See more at: https://www.lyricopera.org/concertstickets/calendar/2017-2018/productions/lyricopera/orphee-et-eurydice-opera-tickets#./Meet%20the%20Artists?&_suid=1494696025595021141722026277843

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