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  Orphee et Eurydice at Lyric Opera

Orphee et Eurydice

Lyric Opera
20 N. Wacker Drive Chicago

One of the most influential works in the history of opera, Orfeo ed Eurydice (1762) - presented at Lyric in its original Italian version most recently in 2005/06 - was revised significantly by Gluck for the Paris Opera in 1774. This version altered the role of Orpheus from alto castrato to tenor, while also adding a significant amount of ballet music to the score (including two celebrated scenes, the "Dance of the Furies" and the "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"). Familiar from Greek myths, the plot centers on the poet-musician Orphee (Orpheus), whose singing was so beautiful that it could charm the fierce guardians of the Underworld. After receiving encouragement from the god of love, Amour, Orphee travels to Hades to bring his dead wife, Eurydice, back to earth. Integral to the production will be the participation of The Joffrey Ballet in the company's first collaboration with Lyric.

Thru - Oct 15, 2017

Half Price Tickets

Sat, Sep 23: 6:30pm
Wed, Sep 27: 7:30pm
Sun, Oct 1: 2:00pm
Fri, Oct 6: 7:30pm
Mon, Oct 9: 7:30pm
Thu, Oct 12: 2:00pm
Sun, Oct 15: 2:00pm

Show Type: Opera

Box Office: 312-332-2244

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