Lyric Opera of Chicago
COMPOSER: Hector Berlioz
Performed in French with projected English translations
Performance running time: 4 hours 40 minutes including 2 intermissions
The drama of the Trojan War, replete with heroes and tragedy, has captivated audiences from literature to film, and nowhere does it come to life more vividly than in French opera’s most astounding work, Les Troyens. Grand and glorious in its musical and dramatic breadth, this operatic retelling of Virgil’s Aeneid is rarely performed because of its enormous scale. Experience the tidal wave of sound from Lyric’s massive chorus and orchestra and the exciting ballet as this theatrical tour de force unfolds with a powerhouse cast.
Christian Van Horn
Okka von der Damerau
Sir Andrew Davis