Dvorák's Dark Fairy Tale Rusalka From Lyric Opera of Chicago
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The last date listed for Rusalka was Monday March 10, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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Few Broadway musicals are more beloved than The Sound of Music, and now you can see it live in a production by Lyric Opera of Chicago, with Hollywood star Billy Zane stepping into the role of Captain von Trapp. It's the story of Maria, an aspiring nun who takes a job as governess to the widowed Captain von Trapp's seven children. As she gradually earns the heart of the family -- and their father -- the von Trapps are threatened by the rise of the Nazis, and must figure out how to escape Austria. "My Favorite Things," "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "The Lonely Goatherd" and the soaring title song are just a few of the unforgettable melodies in this classic work of musical theater. The cast includes opera stars Christine Brewer and Elizabeth Futral, Jenn Gambatese of Broadway's Wicked and All Shook Up, and Edward Hibbert of Frasier. Learn More
Enjoy a light snack at their in house restaurant. We shared a cheese platter and a fruit platter for a total price of $14. We ordered at the first intermission to have it ready at the second intermission. (Skip the overpriced snacks at the concessions if you can help it.)dining • Mar 11 2014 star this tip starred
Reviews & Ratings
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Our experience was excellent. "Rusalka" is one of the most beautiful operas we have ever seen. The music is gorgeous, the story, for once, is logical, easy to follow and very moving, the singing (and acting) was first-rate, and the staging was imaginative and appropriate to the story. What more could you ask? Oh, and one more thing. The orchestra sounded terrific. All in all, a great evening. We'd go back to see it again.
Quotes & Highlights
Ana María Martínez and Brandon Jovanovich triumphed in Rusalka at the 2009 Glyndebourne Festival.
“When Martínez sings that ‘to suffer is to be alive’ - you believe her. An intoxicating composite of Slavic darkness and Latin brilliance.” _-The Independent _(London)
“Four stars … an event to be celebrated … powerful new production … thoughtfully conceived and brilliantly executed … Lyric’s Rusalka is what opera at the highest level is all about.” — Chicago Tribune
“One of the most powerful and involving productions of recent years … singers, conducting and orchestra as good as they get.” — _Chicago Sun-Times _
Dvořák’s Rusalka is a new production and a Lyric Opera premiere.
Approximate running time: 3h 30m
Rusalka: Ana María Martínez
Prince: Brandon Jovanovich
Jezibaba: Jill Grove
Vodnik: Eric Owens
Foreign Princess: Ekaterina Gubanova