ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE AT LA OPERA
Leading arts organizations from Chicago, LA, and Hamburg collaborate on a modern staging of Gluck's opera with modern ballet.
Join UChicago alumni in orchestra center seating for an unforgettable new co-production of LA Opera with the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, and Hamburg Ballet.
The Chicago Tribune calls choreography legend John Neumeier's rendition of Orpheus and Eurydice "An achingly beautiful dream of a show...an inspired intertwining of ballet and opera"
Neumeier's sweepingly original choreography and cinematic set design, weaves together visceral and psychological dimensions into a brocade of visual splendor. This modern take on a timeless story showcases the virtuoso dancers of the Joffrey Ballet with world-class opera.
Shattered from the sudden death of his beloved Eurydice, Orpheus descends into the underworld in a courageous effort to reunite with his muse. Gluck’s groundbreaking masterpiece, which bridges the musical worlds of Handel and Mozart with its ornate vocal lines and flowing melodies, forever changed the face of opera with its bold emphasis on dramatic clarity and emotional strength.
Tickets for this event are normally $125+, but due to a generous grant from the Alumni Association, alumni, family, and friends of the University only pay $75/person. Be sure to take advantage of this amazing deal!
Registration Required: https://la.uchicagoalumni.org/store.html?event_id=488
Sunday, 03/25/18 at 2:00pm | iCal
The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at Music Center
135 N Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA
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Francisco Arechiga, AB'06