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  Lucio Silla at Harris Theater

Lucio Silla

Harris Theater
205 E. Randolph Chicago

When Lucio Silla (loosely based on Roman general and statesman about Lucius Conelius Sulla Felix, one of the most hated Roman consuls during the first century) is denied the heart of Gunia, the daughter of his arch enemy, he commits his considerable power and influence to manipulate matters in his favor. He soon discovers that his are not the only plots and conspiracies hidden in the streets of Rome. This saga of deceit, love and intrigue is punctuated by awe-inspiring arias and ravishing melodies.

Presented by Chicago Opera Theater

Thru - Oct 4, 2015

Price: $35 - $125

Show Type: Opera

Box Office: 312-704-8414

Running Time: 2hrs, 30mins; one intermission

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Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...Artistic Director Andreas Mitisek’s contemporary and always creative staging enhances rather than distracts from this twice-removed period piece. A simple set, primary colors (black, white, red), and Andrew Meyer’s effective lighting design, allow Mozart’s music to shine in all its youthful splendor. A challenge that Mitisek rises to with aplomb is how to stage this small-scale chamber opera in the vast space of the Harris Theater. He does this partly by augmenting the spare cast with members of the Apollo Chorus, who act as Silla’s guards, and even the ghostly father of Giunia, in addition to portraying the populace of Rome. And the pantomime performed during the overture introduces the plot with economy and style."
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Barnaby Hughes

ChicagoCritic - Highly Recommended

"...Lucia Silla is an opera seria with deep psychological tones with youthful, melodic exciting, yet mature music. lead by tenor Ryan MacPherson as Silla featuring yeoman work by Maeve Hoglund and Christine Arand with fine contributions from Ava Pine (Lucio Cinna) and Valerie Vinzant (Ceilia), the opera plays powerfully as a wrenching melodrama. The twenty person chorus added deep emotionally wrenching singing that sounded heavenly!"
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Tom Williams

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