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Jul. 26 2019

09/14/19 – Les Troyens – 1pm (Lyric Opera of Chicago)

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Les Troyens (The Trojans)
By Hector Berlioz

  • Language – Performed in French
  • Running Time – 4 hours 40 minutes including 2 intermissions
c.Todd Rosenberg

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. Sir Andrew Davis conducts this much-anticipated Lyric premiere that will draw opera lovers from all over the world!

CAST:

Christine Goerke

Cassandre

Susan Graham

Didon

Brandon Jovanovich

Énée

Lucas Meachem

Chorèbe

Christian Van Horn

Narbal

Okka von der Damerau

Anna

Sir Andrew Davis

Conductor

Tim Albery

Director

Tobias Hoheisel

Designer

David Finn

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

Helen Pickett

Choreographer

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