Rusalka – Lyric Opera of Chicago

Dates:  2/22/2014 - 3/16/2014

Location:  Civic Opera House

 

lyric Rusalka_for_PDP_1070x530You may know Dvořák's rousing "New World Symphony"—but here he's at his romantic best as dark swirling under-currents blend seamlessly with entrancing folk melodies.

A witch grants a water nymph mortality so she can marry the prince she adores. But if he's unfaithful, their souls are damned for eternity. And damned they are in the darkly sensual fairytale.

 Elektra, Manon, Julius Caesar, and Billy Budd — Sir David McVicar has given Lyric some of its most memorable productions. Expect another from this extraordinary director.