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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Lyric Opera of Chicago hits all the right notes with its upcoming season of shows. There's Don Giovanni, Capriccio, Il Trovatore, Porgy and Bess, Anna Bolena, Tosca, Tannhauser and The Passenger. Your subscription package features tickets for four specific shows -- plus a fifth ticket for any show of your choice throughout the entire eight-show season. Don Giovanni is Mozart's story of a legendary seducer whose selfish arrogance becomes ever more reckless and fatal. In Strauss' Capriccio, the beautiful countess must choose between the amorous poet or the ardent musician. Verdi's Il Trovatore is chock-full of love triangles, revenge plots, murder and children switched at birth, and as much drama as any soap opera. Jazz, blues and spirituals infuse George and Ira Gershwin's classic, Porgy and Bess. New production Anna Bolena is Donizetti's tour-de-force dramatization of the story of Anne Boleyn, the most famous of King Henry VIII's many wives. Puccini's Tosca is filled with political intrigue and includes one of the most beautiful arias in the operatic repertoire, "E lucevan le stelle," sung by Tosca's doomed lover as he awaits execution. Wagner's erotic and sensual Tannhäuser is both racy and lushly beautiful. And finally, Mieczyslaw Weinberg's The Passenger takes you aboard an ocean liner. It's not all smooth sailing, though, as the action vacillates between the pristine white deck above to the dark horrors of the death camp below. Learn More
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