“Gluck: Orphee and Eurydice”
|Christoph Willibald Gluck||Orphée et Eurydice (French version of Orfeo ed Euridice).|
Andriana Chuchman (Soprano), Lauren Snouffer (Soprano), Dmitry Korchak (Tenor).
John Neumeier (Director).
Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus.
John Neumeier, The Joffrey Ballet.
Orchestra of the Lyric Opera of Chicago – Harry Bicket.
One of opera’s most beautiful masterpieces, Gluck’s exquisite drama introduces us to Orpheus, the poet and musician whose every word and note communicate the most overwhelming love for his Eurydice. Lyric presents Orphée et Eurydice in the Paris version, which contains thrilling ballet sequences that will come to vivid life under the direction and choreography of the legendary John Neumeier. Lyric’s production stars Dmitry Korchak as Orphée with Andriana Chuchman as Eurydice and Lauren Snouffer as Amour. The Chicago Tribune deemed the production “triumphant” and “miraculously fresh and alive.” The production features Gluck’s reworking of the original German opera into a French-language production featuring ballet. “To hear [Gluck’s] songful art pour out uninterrupted…[is] to understand the overwhelming power of melody.” (New York Times)