Sunday, September 24, 2 pm, Seminar Room, Main Library
Lyric Opera Lecture on Orphée et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck.
Orphée et Eurydice Opera Overview
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. Refusing to accept her death, he courageously journeys to the Underworld to bring her back to life. The music reaches true heights of eloquence and emotion. 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. This highly-anticipated production marks Lyric’s first collaboration with The Joffrey Ballet.
Lecture by Jean Joslyn.